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. (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
Prohibited In California, Oregon, Washington
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to 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. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensCentranthus ruber Coccineus
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Healthy (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
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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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      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jupiter's Beard

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        from Los Alamos, NM

        About Me Avid Gardener

        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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

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          from Chicago IL

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Takes Shade Clay

          Cons

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            • 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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