Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach

Lychnis chalcedonica v. carnea

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

A favourite of English florists and gardeners, this very beautiful variety of Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross) is a herbaceous perennial that has long stems of pinky peach coloured flowers that sit tall above its clump of bright green foliage.  

A rare heirloom, given old names such as Nonesuch and Mock Sweet William, it is a hardy survivor. 

Absolutely wonderful as a cut flower with stems that are 40-45cm in length. We can see why this lovely reliable trouble free and easy to grow perennial was the recipient of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and think this is definitely in our top 10 favourites, as you will not find this everywhere, so provides a unique point of interest botch in the garden and in your floral work..

This lovely plant is grown for its abundant flowerhead that are about 10cm in diameter. Flowering is over a long period from early to late summer although we have had flowers in winter when it is mild.  Maltese cross as it is also known thrives is full sun and will also tolerate partial shade and will perform to its best in moist, fertile but well drained soils.  

Given the length of its stems, although they are relatively strong, it may require some support in windy situations.  These plants also once established can tolerate some drought. Plants are also low maintenance and highly disease resistant...what more could you want!  The perfect choice for a dreamy cottage garden, in pots and in the perennial border even wild gardens and coastal gardens so you can see why this is one of our favourites!  Looks wonderful planted in groups and if planting in the border is best positioned in the front to of the mid border.

Attractive to bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial insects.

Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering and then cut plants to the ground in autumn.  Plants can also be divided once they have become established or of course you can gather your own seed.

Plants will self sow if they are happy in their position.

Perennial | Hardy

Height 60cm-1m x 30cm Wide

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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