Centranthus ruber var. coccineus
Height x Spread: 100cm x 60cm
Commonly known as Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber var. coccineus blooms continuously during summer producing clusters of small tubular red, scented flowers. This plant makes a clump of upright stems with simple green opposite leaves.
Red Valerian will self-seed freely, perfect for an informal cottage garden style of planting where some plants are allowed to grow where they seed. It will thrive in full sun and a free-draining alkaline soil, tolerating long spells of hot dry weather. Wildlife gardeners will delight in its ability to attract a wide range of pollinators . It also suits coastal locations.