Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

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This must be one of the most admired “weeds” in Great Britain, where it grows in every crevice it can find. It is not as prolific in the northeast, but will thrive in lean, well-drained sunny sites. Red Valerian has blue-green leaves, striking, fragrant pink flowers and a lax habit that makes it suited to wall and raised beds. This old-fashioned perennial is a good butterfly plant. Self-seeding.¬†Carmine-pink¬†flowers appear between May and June.

 

Botanical Name
Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
Common Name
Red Valerian
Bloom
Late Spring
Color
Pink
Family
Valarianacae
Height
24-30"
Hardy to Zone
4
Light
Sun/Part Shade
Spacing
24"


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