Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
(Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard)
100 seeds $2.50
Centranthus ruber is a first-year flowering perennial. The large, bushy plants bloom in late spring to early summer, and they repeat bloom if they are cut back by one-third after the first flush of bloom is over. The clusters of reddish-pink flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' is also known as Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Keys of Heaven, and Centranthus ruber var. coccineus. It tolerates drought, shade, and poor soil. Hardy in zones 4-9.
height 36" spacing 15"
Sowing Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' Seeds
Start centranthus seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in late spring. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade.