LYCHNIS CHALCEDONICA ALBA
This is the albino form of the famous "Maltese Cross" flower, having congested heads of ivory-white blooms. Very long-lived and hardy, it can make a truly dazzling splash of light in the mid-border, and especially in any dark area needing to be brightened up!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:White Jerusalem cross