Centranthus Ruber Coccineus


Red Valerian. An old cottage garden plant often seen growing on walls and dry, stony banks. Attractive fragrant scarlet-red flowers above bright green leaves. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers April to August.



Tolerant of poorer soils. Full sun. Hardy.


General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.