Centranthus Ruber

Valerian, Keys of Heaven, Jupiter's Beard

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

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Plant Code: CERU

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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.


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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red/Burgundy
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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