Centranthus ruber--Red Valerian, Scarlet Lightening

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Centranthus ruber--Red Valerian, Scarlet Lightening

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Red Valerian produces red, fragrant flowers in clusters 2 to 3 inches across. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. Grow the plant in sun or partial shade in a sandy or well drained soil. Winter kill is a problem on clay soils. Red valerian grows 2 to 3 feet tall and self seeds vigorously. Propagation is by division or seed.

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