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Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Red valerian 'Albus')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Centranthus ruber 'Albus'

Other names

Red valerian 'Albus', Centranthus albiflorus, Red valerian white variety, Centranthus ruber 'Alba Pura, Centranthus alba, Valeriana 'Alba' , Centranthus ruber 'Albus Purus', White-flowered Jupiter's beard, White valerian, Centranthus ruber 'Alba'

Genus

Centranthus Centranthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Albus' _ 'Albus' is an upright, semi-evergreen perennial, sometimes grown as a biennial, with ovate to lance-shaped, somewhat fleshy, grey-green leaves and dense cymes of small, fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers from late spring into summer.


Centranthus ruber 'Albus' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut stems in autumn or if self-seeding becomes a problem, cut back hard in midsummer after the first flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Red valerian 'Albus') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile, chalky or stony soil in full sun. Flowering will be reduced in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Centranthus ruber 'Albus'

Other names

Red valerian 'Albus', Centranthus albiflorus, Red valerian white variety, Centranthus ruber 'Alba Pura, Centranthus alba, Valeriana 'Alba' , Centranthus ruber 'Albus Purus', White-flowered Jupiter's beard, White valerian, Centranthus ruber 'Alba'

Genus

Centranthus Centranthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Albus' _ 'Albus' is an upright, semi-evergreen perennial, sometimes grown as a biennial, with ovate to lance-shaped, somewhat fleshy, grey-green leaves and dense cymes of small, fragrant, funnel-shaped, white flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut stems in autumn or if self-seeding becomes a problem, cut back hard in midsummer after the first flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Red valerian 'Albus') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best grown in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile, chalky or stony soil in full sun. Flowering will be reduced in partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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