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Red Valerian - 9cm black pot

Red Valerian - 9cm black pot

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Plant name: Centranthus ruber 'Red Valerian'

Other names: fox's brush, German lilac, pretty Betsy, Jupiter's beard

Category: Woody-based perennial

Plant family: Caprifoliaceae

Light preference: Full sun

Soil preference: Chalk, loam, sand. Alkaline, Neutral. Well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: July - October


  • 0.5-1 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 metres spread

Description: C. ruber is a woody-based perennial, sometimes grown as a biennial, with grey-green leaves and dense clusters of crimson, pink or white, slightly fragrant flowers from late spring to autumn.

Care: Grow in a well-drained soil that is poor to moderately fertile, ideally a chalky or stony soil. Good drought resistance; thrives on walls and in coastal gardens. Needs full sun to flower well. Propagate by seed sown in spring. Cut down stems in autumn or if self-seeding is a problem then cut back hard in July after their first flowering.

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