Centranthus Ruber

Valerian, Keys of Heaven, Jupiter's Beard
$14.95 ea.
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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.

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Plant Type Perennials


Height Medium 2-3'

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 5-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

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Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Centranthus General Information

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Centranthus Plant Care

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.