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Commonly known as Valerian
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.
Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Annuals, perennials and some subshrubs. Erect, branched stems, funnel-shaped red or white flowers.
At its best on old walls or stony banks.
Good to know - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies, moths, insects. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
often confused with Valeriana officinalis (common valerian), the medicinal native.
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
southern Europe, Mediterranean, northwest Africa, southwest Asia. Naturalised in UK.
Neutral to alkaline soil
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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Buy Varieties of CENTRANTHUS
Red flowering form of this attractive plant which readily naturalises itself in banks and hedgerows in coastal areas