Rose-red flowers are formed from clusters of tiny star-shaped florets atop strong, branching stems. The foliage is low and a rich green. Centranthus Ruber is fine, fragrant addition for your garden.
Centranthus are long blooming and easy to grow. Flowers are produced from June all through the summer until frost. Best planted in groups. Freely self-seeds were happy.
This self seeder makes a gorgeous mass of flowers. Spring cleanup is recommended. Cut back established plants to 4" or pinch to promote sturdier well branched growth. Remove spent blossoms to promote rebloom. Can be divided every 1-3 years in spring. Thrives in poor soil. Flowers longer in cool conditions. Fertilize every other year in late fall or late winter.