Valerian

Centranthus ruber 'Albus'

Valerian - Centranthus ruber  'Albus'

Common Name: Valerian
Genus: Centranthus
Species: ruber
Cultivar: 'Albus'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: May to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Airy clusters of white flowers from July to October on tall fleshy stems with glaucous leaves. This white form of red valerian is long flowering and easy-to-grow and combines well with many different plants. 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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Red Valerian - Centranthus ruber

Red Valerian
Centranthus ruber