Centranthus ruber , Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber

Red Valerian
Family: Valerianaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
USDA Zone: 5-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The plant flowers profusely, and though the individual flowers are small, the inflorescences are large and showy.

Although it is sometimes reported to have medicinal properties, there is no basis for this view, which is almost certainly due to confusion with true Valerian.

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