Red or White Valerian seeds - Centranthus ruber - Wildflower
Red or White Valerian - Centranthus ruber
Approximate height: 60 - 90 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Free draining poor soil in sun or partial shade.
When to sow: Spring or early summer
Also known as Pretty Betsy, (red) or Snow Cloud (white).
Very pretty plant with red, pink or white flowers in summer. Attractive to butterflies and often visited by hummingbird hawk moths.
Very resistant to pests and diseases.
Sow in spring. or early summer.
Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover very lightly with soil, (do not bury too deep). Water gently.
They can also be grown in pots or trays inside, (I recommend using peat free biodegradable pots), and planted out when grown.
Do not let seed bed or pots dry out before seeds have germinated.
Contents: Approximately 100 seeds / 0.2 g
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