Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

SKU
00396
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.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationsen-TRAN-thus ROO-ber kok-SIN-ee-us
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and as wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Specimen, Edging, Hillside, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide 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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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