Red valerian

Centranthus ruber

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Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)
sen-TRAN-thus ROO-ber
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.

Overview

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
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
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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