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Centranthus ruber (Red valerian, Jupiter's beard, Keys of heaven)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Centranthus ruber sen-TRAN-thus ROO-ber Common Name: Red valerian, Jupiter's beard, Keys of heaven Genus: Centranthus
This clump-forming perennial has deep to mid-green leaves and dense clusters of small white, pale rose-pink, or dark crimson flowers in long, slender stems. It blooms from late spring to late summer.
Noteworthy characteristics: Extremely drought tolerant. Self-seeds freely.
Care: Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers alkaline soil.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Divide in early spring
Problems: Infrequent.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Red Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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