Red Valerian Seeds ✿ (Centranthus ruber)
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Red valerian, also called Devil’s beard, is a herbaceous perennial that blooms abundantly during the summer.
Name – Centranthus ruber
Family – Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family), into which the Valerianaceae family was merged
Type – perennial
Height – 24 to 40 inches
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, or even poor
Flowering – May to September
Its shrub-like stature and beautiful blooming make it a very ornamental plant.
Sowing red valerian
Sowing red valerian from seed is performed under cover at the end of winter and directly in
ground after the risk of freeze has disappeared.
Red valerian needs sun to develop and bear flowers.
If you sow at the end of winter, in a sheltered place:
Sow in a tray.
Keep the soil mix a little moist.
Thin as soon as the first leaves appear.
Transplant directly in the ground any time after mid-May every 12 to 16 inches
If you sow directly in the ground:
Break up the soil to lighten it up. Broadcast seeds.
Thin as soon as the first leaves appear to keep only the most vigorous seedlings every 12 to 16 inches.
Water regularly with a fine drizzle.
Planting red valerian
It is recommended to plant your red valerian in spring or in fall spacing them 12 inches apart.
If you’re planting red valerian in spring, remember to water a bit more at the beginning. No need to add soil mix because red valerian copes well with poor soil.
Plants are rabbit and deer resistant, nearly pest free. Blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and hummingbird hawk moths - and are excellent cut flowers.