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Growth habit is rounded and tall.

'Coccineus' Valerian, Jupiter's Beard
Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'


An easy-spreading, long-blooming plant that needs its space when planted in the right spot. Sessile, opposite gray-green lanceolate leaves give way to terminal cymes of small, deep pink flowers that bloom from June through August in Ithaca.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In beds and borders, as cut flowers, and in stone walls

Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 18 inches      Maximum: 36 inches

Width: Minimum: 18 inches     Maximum: 36 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Short-lived, but easily reseeds itself. Propagate via seed or division in fall for truest color. Likes infertile soil. Needs water only in drought. Cut back old blooms to encourage new ones. Fairly indestructable in the Northeast. Pairs nicely with Siberian iris, Peony, and Lavender.

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