(Centranthus ruber ‘Roseus’)
Large, eye-catching pink flower heads over many months. The plant is sometimes known as Pink Valerian due to its colouring but without the medicinal uses and not related to the true Valerian.
Late summer to autumn.
POSITION & USES
Grows in full sun and is suited to a cottage garden but also useful to add colour to shrubby areas. Will grow well in poor and rocky ground.
Easy to grow in all but wet ground. Cut back in January to produce a new crop of flowers and at the beginning of spring to make way for new season’s growth. Will grow in alkaline soils.
Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed over spring and summer will keep it looking its best.
- Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
- Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
- Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.
Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.
CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.
|Plants Needed per Square Metre||3-4|
|Habit||A perennial plant that forms a woody rootstock and upright flowering stems.|
|Position||Full Sun, Moderate Frost|