Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Also known as
Red Valerian 'Albus', Jupiter's Beard 'Albus', Red valerian, Valerian
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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White Valerian Overview
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' is a semi-evergreen perennial cultivar that's often grown as a biennial, with an upright growth habit. It resides in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae and is grown for its attractive and slightly scented, pure white flowers. These form from late spring through the summer and they are arranged in dense clusters. Foliage is grey-green in colour and pointed oval to lance-shaped. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with White Valerian
Generally pest and disease free.
How to propagate White Valerian
Sow in spring. Readily self-seeds.
Divide annually in spring or autumn.
Special features of White Valerian
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of White Valerian
Walls, border, rock garden, cutting bed, fragrance. Summer/Autumn interest.