Maltese Cross is and old time perennial favorite that has been
grown in gardens for hundreds of years. It derives its common name
from its well-defined cross shaped flowers.
Plant Maltese Cross in full sun to partial shade in well drained soil.
nearly all soil types and short periods of drought well. As the
"Maltese Cross" starts to come into bloom, the plant may need
to be staked.
Seed can be started in a cold frame or greenhouse in early spring
and moved outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For much
quicker growth purchase pre-started Maltese Cross plants at your local Garden
Center. Once the plants become established they may be dug and divided in spring.