Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber)
Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe. Highly aromatic cutflower of bright crimson red. Contains some of the same compounds as Valeriana officininalis (regular medicinal valerian) but is not commonly used. Plant prefers part shade to full sun and rich, moist soils. These are very vigorous and fast-growing plants. Its hard to keep them small enough to ship (down boy, down). They can be easily spread by making crown cuttings. They can be easily controlled by pulling. I find these to be one of the more useful landscaping medicinals, due to its habit of flowering from spring all the way through to autumn.
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. Please order seeds separate from plants for easier shipping.
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