Red-rose 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 a 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 where 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.