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  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Centranthus ruber

red valerian

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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.
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