Centranthus – Common Valerian

Centranthus – the common Valerian, which is of particular value where the soil is chalky, and therefore the range of plants is limited. The easily-grown plants produce throughout the summer closely packed, sprayed heads of bloom on 2-ft stems. C. ruber is red and C. alba, white. Propagation is from cuttings or seed, although the latter have to be weeded out thoroughly so that inferior seedlings are not grown on.

Centranthus

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