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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.
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100 seeds (157025)

5 seedlings (201130-5)

10 seedlings (201130-10)

25 seedlings (201130-25)

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Details:

Type
Hardy Perennial
Position
Front, Middle
Soil
Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Flowers
June - August
Height
50cm (20in)
Group/Species
ruber
Common name
Red Valerian
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
100 seeds
Aspect
Exposed, Full Sun
Spread
50cm (20in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Easy to grow and long flowering. Will self sow but resulting seedings may vary in colour.