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Commonly known as Bouncing Bess, Drunken sailor, Red valerian

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 A common, introduced perennial, evocative of old cottage gardens. It is found on dry banks, cliffs and old walls as it can tolerate the lime in mortar.

Genus of 8-12 annuals and perennials from dry, sunny slopes in southern Europe, the Mediterranean, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia.

C. ruber is the only species in common cultivation and comes in white and shades from pale rose-pink to dark crimson.

Very beneficial to insects but if bruised or damaged releases a rank odour.

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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'

CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'  >

Commonly known as: Bouncing Bess, Drunken sailor, Red valerian.
White form
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Coccineus'

CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Coccineus'  >

Commonly known as: Bouncing Bess, Drunken sailor, Red valerian.
Red flowering form of this attractive plant which readily naturalises itself in banks and hedgerows in coastal areas
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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