Red Valerian seeds - SALE - Centranthus ruber - Cottage Garden Flower - both Red and white forms available

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: 60 - 90 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Free draining poor soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Mid-spring, summer or early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 100 seeds / 0.2 g


We used to "rent a shelf" at a local tourist information centre which is now too far away. 

These are seeds from this arrangement and are in hanging packets.  Same seeds, different packet. 


Red Valerian is also known as Pretty Betsy, (red form) or Snow Cloud (white form).

It is a very pretty plant with red, pink or white flowers in summer.

Red Valerian is very attractive to butterflies and moths and is often visited by Hummingbird Hawk-moths.

Very resistant to pests and diseases.

Red Valerian attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Butterflies
  • Moths including Angle Shades moth πŸ›, Burnished Brass moth πŸ¦‹, Humming-bird Hawk-moth πŸ¦‹ πŸ›, Shark mothπŸ¦‹, Small Elephant Hawk-mothπŸ¦‹, Spectacle moth πŸ¦‹, Striped Hawk-mothπŸ¦‹
  • long-tongued Bumblebees 
  • πŸ¦‡ 
  • πŸ¦‡ (RHS)              
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.