Centranthus Ruber

Valerian, Keys of Heaven, Jupiter's Beard

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3' (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Red / Rose
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Birds

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.

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.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CERU