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red valerian

Centranthus ruber

red valerian

£5.99
Availability: in stock 9cm pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline
  • Rate of Growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense clusters of reddish-pink flowers appear from July to October on tall, fleshy stems with glaucous leaves. Red valerian is long flowering and easy-to-grow. It's ideal for a sunny wildflower or seaside garden, with poor, but well-drained soil, or for growing between the cracks in walls. It self-seeds freely and prefers a chalky or alkaline soil.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly throughout the summer to prolong flowering. In autumn cut the plant back down to the ground and compost the dead stems.