Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus')

Also sold as:
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 16-24 inches (40-60 cm)
Plant Spread: 12-16 inches (30-40 cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

w/Hyles lineata #Pollination

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Thank you! by chelle Jun 18, 2014 12:32 PM 2
The Visitor by PeggyC Jun 18, 2016 8:01 AM 0
What Plants Are You Going To Grow For 2018? by Marilyn Aug 28, 2018 3:26 PM 52
Centranthus ruber from seed? by EscondidoCal Feb 22, 2018 8:46 PM 2
What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016? by Marilyn May 27, 2016 6:22 PM 82
Nectar plants for butterflies and hummingbirds by purpleinopp Jan 19, 2019 4:27 AM 25
need seval centrantus ruber for trade by doglover Jun 7, 2012 7:19 PM 8
looking for Knautia Macedonica and Centranthus ruber Coccineus by doglover May 28, 2012 7:25 PM 1
Chat thread by wcgypsy Jan 20, 2020 7:26 PM 12,087

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Astilbe America"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.