White Flower Farm

Centranthus ruber - Jupiter's Beard, Shade Plants

Red Valerian's showy clusters of tiny salmon-rose flowers appear along 3″ stems. Pretty and rugged, this Mediterranean native blooms for what seems like forever—from late spring to August here—and its gray-green leaves contrast nicely with deeper greens in the border. Butterflies like it, too.The 12 species in the genus Centranthus come from areas in Europe with dry, alkaline soil. However, Centranthus ruber thrives in well-drained, slightly acid soil also and, wherwith dry, alkaline soil. However, Centranthus ruber thrives in well-drained, slightly acid soil also and, where happy, will self-sow with abandon.Hardiness Zone:5,6,7,7S,7W,8,8W,9,9W,10,10W Blooms In:August July June Spacing:12" Height:36" Ships as:1 PINT 28.86 CU IN. read more