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Centranthus ruber

Also called Jupiter's Beard


Centranthus ruber - Red Valerian

More About Centranthus ruber

  • Fragrant carmine-rose star-shaped flower clusters
  • Well-branched clumping perennial
  • Grayish-green oval to lance-shaped leaves up to 10 cm long
  • Excellent cut flower, dried or fresh
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

4

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

50-70 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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Red Valerian Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best with medium moisture in a sandy, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Drought-tolerant when established. In soils too rich, Centranthus may become leggy and require staking. Prune spent flowers to maintain shape, extend bloom time and prevent self-seeding.  


Centranthus ruber Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green