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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
 
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' - White Valerian

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Valerianaceae (Valerians)
Origin: Africa, North (Africa)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian) - A very versatile perennial with bluish-green foliage that grows to 3 feet tall by as wide. Rounded spikes of white flowers are borne from late spring to early summer. Can grow in many different garden conditions: sun to shade, little to occasional water, and poor to loamy soil. Good on banks, in wall crevices and the fringe of the garden. Can be invasive if not monitored. Remove spent flowers to promote extended bloom and avoid proliferation of young seedlings. Some people love its ability to regenerate and spread - others hate it. Hardy to about 15-20 degrees F.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Centranthus ruber 'Albus'.