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Lychnis chalcedonica 'Burning Love'

Burning Love Maltese cross

Native to Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia & N China


Upright perennial for full sun and dry soils.  Intense red flowers appear the very first year and attract hummingbirds and butterfliess, while detering deer.  Long flowering from early to late summer.  Excellent cut flower.  A terrific middle of the border plant. 


15-18 in


8-12 in


16-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Bloom Color:


Lychnis chalcedonica 'Burning Love' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Rock Garden
  • Reblooming
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming


  • Full Sun

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July
  • June
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry

Plants that work well with Lychnis chalcedonica 'Burning Love'

East Freisland sage East Freisland sage (Salvia nemorosa 'East Freisland')
Thread leaf tickseed Thread leaf tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb')
Homestead purple verbena Homestead purple verbena (Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple')

Substitutions for Lychnis chalcedonica 'Burning Love'

Terracotta Yarrow Terracotta Yarrow (Achillea millifolium 'Terracotta')
Butterfly weed Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)