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
Further Reading....
  • 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

CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Coccineus'

 
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  • 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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