Centranthus ruber Coccineus

Jupiter's Beard (Red Valerian)

24-36" tall x 30" wide. Red Jupiter's Beard is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark red flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrive with minimal water and care once established. Great Butterfly plant. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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SKU HBL4AXX

Details

24-36" tall x 30" wide. This is such a versatile plant, being equally at home in both the xeric garden and traditional perennial border. Not fussy about its growing conditions, it has showy rose-red flowers that are continuous from late spring through summer. Prefers a well-drained garden soil. Cut back in the spring. (seed propagated)
Associated SKUs
HBL4AXX
31654R (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
31654P (Plant - 5" deep pot)
Common Name Jupiter's Beard (Red Valerian)
Botanical Name Centranthus ruber Coccineus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow
Additional Information Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA and OR, where it can behave aggressively.
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

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4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Hardy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (5)
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4.0

Prolific grower

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from San Jose, California

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

    Bought this plant 2 years ago. It blooms here from spring to late fall/early winter. It grows with no extra water to regular. My soil is heavy adobe clay and alkaline and the 3 plants have taken off like crazy. If you leave the blossoms on it will also seed like crazy! It's easy to contain though and remove any unwanted extras. I also cut it back to about a foot tall in winter. Just planted some white ones in a different area so we'll see how they do

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    4.0

    Can be difficult to start but hardy after

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    from Magdalena, NM

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Can Be Difficult To Start

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

    I have several of these. Sometimes it takes off and other times I have to baby it along to keep it from dying.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again and again

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    from Pueblo co

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

      I used this plant in my hummingbird garden and it did exceptionally well

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great plant

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      from southern new mexico

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Robust
      • Spreads

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

        lovely color, many blooms, nice foliage, about 2'+ tall but not spindly looking, multiplies easily but not a nuisance plant. Gets day sun, late afternoon shade; sandy soil with some additions. after winter (15-20 deg. F) came back strong, and had multiplied.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Healthy but small plant for the price

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        from Atlanta, GA

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        Pros

        • Healthy

        Cons

        • Small In Size
        • Unattractive

        Best Uses

          Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

          Just a couple of new shoots, very small even for the sale price. Plants will, unfortunately, take a couple of years to fill out.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Jupiter's Beard

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          from Los Alamos, NM

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

            I bought this last summer and put it in my front garden. It did great! I had no problems with it and plan on getting several more this year to add to the garden.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pleasant Surprise

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            from Chicago IL

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Takes Shade Clay

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:

              This bloomed all summer in a crummy location (shaded clay soil)

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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