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Red Valerian in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Centranthus ruber

 

Red Valerian

Valerian is a mat-forming, fast-growing and long flowering plant. It has green/grey leaves, and from mid Spring, clusters of flowers that will bloom right through to Autumn, if regularly dead-headed. 'Red Valerian' has red flowers

 
plant Features
  • Red Valerian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Red Valerian likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Red Valerian is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Red Valerian likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Red Valerian

Latin name

Centranthus ruber

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Valerian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Red Valerian is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Red Valerian likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Red Valerian likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Valerian is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Centranthus ruber

Valerian is a mat-forming, fast-growing and long flowering plant. It has green/grey leaves, and from mid Spring, clusters of flowers that will bloom right through to Autumn, if regularly dead-headed. 'Red Valerian' has red flowers


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out in early/mid spring.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Autumn

Flowers of red grow in clusters from mid spring to autumn if dead headed regularly.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seeds under glass in late winter/early spring.

 
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