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
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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Coccineus'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Red
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Woody based, many-branched perennial. Lance-shaped to oval, fleshy, mid-green/bluish leaves to 8cm (3in) long. Dense cymes of small, fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers 1.5cm (½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Self-seeds freely. Ideal for old walls and stony banks. Long-flowering.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    southern Europe, north Africa to Turkey. Naturalised in UK.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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