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Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

Red Valerian

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL Sun

A profusion of cherry red flowers on top of glaucous foliage with a spreading habit. Cut back after the first bloom to encourage repeat bloom. Prefers well-drained, infertile, alkaline soil.


Height

24-36'

Spread

24"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

The perfect choice for beds and borders. Superb for landscape containers.

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' Plant Care:

Prefers non-fertile, low organic, alkaline soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Red Valerian Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June)

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Fragrant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

Red Valerian Additional Information

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