Centranthus ruber

Jupiter's Beard, Fox's Brush, Red Valerian

Family: Valerianaceae Valerian

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 5A - 8A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink, red, white
Bloom time Late Spring to Mid Summer
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, ground cover, massing, rock garden, seashore
Height 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Spread 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate Moderate
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies, suitable for cut flowers, fragrant flowers
Leaf color Green, silvery
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, invasive, naturalizing