Red Valerian/Jupiter’s Beard

21 Mar


Red Valerian/Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus rubber), evergreen, rounded to spreading growth to 2-3 ft. in height, rounded spikes of white, pink or red flowers bloom in late spring through summer, blue-green foliage, sun, very drought tolerant, loves poor soil, good cut flower, reseeds prolifically, care-free plant, attracts butterflies.

Native to the Mediterranean region, red valerian is highly adaptable to many soil types an either moist or dry conditions in California. It is well suited to back of border plantings and is excellent on banks and rocky slopes where other plants won’t grow.

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