Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber

Also known as “Jupiter’s beard,” red valerian is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark pink flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrives with minimal water and care once established. A great butterfly plant and deer resistant. Caution: this plant may become somewhat invasive.

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 1.5 to 3' tall herb

Light: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Soil: Easily grown in average to sandy, well-draining soils. Tolerates dry, poor soils.

Origin: Mediterranean

Additional Characteristics: Deer Resistant

Red Valerian