Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber

Also called Jupiter's Beard

  • 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


Pink (deep)

60-80 cm

50-70 cm

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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.