Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Maltese Cross

When I visited Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island with my sisters maybe ten or so years ago now, I got seeds for these Maltese Cross, lychnis calcedonica.  do you see how each little flower forms a Maltese cross?  I have seen them growing in David and Kate's yard in Anchorage and they were about three feet high and just gorgeous.  Mine limps along, but I really like it so I keep an eye on it and keep hoping for more.  This is the best photo I got, but usually the heads are bigger, a cluster about 2-3 inches across. 

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