1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

‘Red Valeriana’ Jupiter’s beard, valerian

Centranthus rubra 'Red Valeriana'

Easily grown in average soils in full sun. Plants tolerate light shade. Plants prefer moist, rich loams, but perform well in average garden soils. This is a potentially invasive perennial that spreads by rhizomes and often freely self-seeds. Deadhead spent flowers to prevent self-seeding.

Native to Europe and western Asia, but has escaped gardens and locally naturalized in the northern U. S. and Canada. It typically grows in damp locations, but also can be found in drier soils. It often naturalizes along roads or in fields. It typically grows to 3-5′