Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'Item #0396 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Fragrant, round clusters of small bright carmine-red flowers appear atop the plant over a long season and are complemented by the fleshy, blue-green leaves. Performs in poor, dry soils. Grows well around rocks and masonry.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and as wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:sen-TRAN-thus ROO-berPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:2 - 9, 12 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and as wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring through SummerFlower color:RedCompanion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Yarrow (Achillea); Catmint (Nepeta); Globe Thistle (Echinops)
- CareCare InformationProvide average to lean, fast draining soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering when established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.