Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' (syn. 'Coccinea)

I love red valerian for softening the edges of lawns, patios, paths and walls, where it can cascade and froth to create a colour-saturated carpet. More
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I love red valerian for softening the edges of lawns, patios, paths and walls, where it can cascade and froth to create a colour-saturated carpet.

It is great cut by the jugful too, for an abundant 'wild flower' arrangement.

Genus Centranthus
Group/Species ruber
Variety Coccinea
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Red Valerian
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Exposed, Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors March-May. Sow seed thinly onto the surface of a good quality seed compost, lightly cover and keep soil moist. Germination should occur within 21-30 days. Pot seedlings on and move to a cooler location to grow on before planting out.
Care Tips Will self-seed freely, cut back in July after the first flush of flowers and in autumn to limit its spread.
Flowering June - August
Vase Life Sear stem ends for ten seconds to maximise vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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