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Centranthus ruber ‘Coccineus’


Red Valerian

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.128.060


Also called Jupiter's Beard, this selection is slightly more compact than the species. It forms an upright, bushy mound of light green leaves, bearing rounded heads of fragrant, cherry-red flowers over many weeks. Excellent for cutting. Removing faded flowers will encourage plants to form buds all summer long. A good choice for hot, dry sites, this will even thrive in rock walls or between paving stones. A short-lived perennial, but usually self-seeds where happy. If grown in rich soil plants may need to be staked. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Centranthus ruber ‘Coccineus’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   55-60 cm
   21-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.












Centranthus ruber ‘Coccineus’


Red Valerian

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.128.060


Also called Jupiter's Beard, this selection is slightly more compact than the species. It forms an upright, bushy mound of light green leaves, bearing rounded heads of fragrant, cherry-red flowers over many weeks. Excellent for cutting. Removing faded flowers will encourage plants to form buds all summer long. A good choice for hot, dry sites, this will even thrive in rock walls or between paving stones. A short-lived perennial, but usually self-seeds where happy. If grown in rich soil plants may need to be staked. Attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Centranthus ruber ‘Coccineus’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   55-60 cm
   21-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.