Centranthus ruber Roseus

Pink Flowered Jupiter's Beard

24-36" x 24-30" wide. A pink flowered form of Jupiter's Beard, 'Roseus’ blooms all summer and makes a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015363

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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$10.99
Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC015363

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Details
24-36" x 24-30" wide. A bright pink form of Jupiter's Beard is a long blooming beauty. Like the white and red flowering forms, Centranthus ruber 'Roseus' is a tough xeric plant that dislikes pampering with too much water and a rich soil. Deadhead when blooming is done to reduce reseeding and stimulate re-flowering. Not for sale to OR and WA.
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SKU
HC015363
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Pink Flowered Jupiter's Beard
Botanical Name
Centranthus ruber Roseus
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
30 inches
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA and OR, where it can behave aggressively.
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Centranthus ruber (Jupiter's Beard) is a long-blooming European wildflower that is easy-to-grow and provides ample nectar for butterflies.

Preferred growing conditions:

  1. Centranthus grows well in a wide range of soil types, including clay.
  2. It can be mulched in dry climates with a variety of mulch types, including gravel in waterwise landscapes (xeriscapes).
  3. After the second growing seasons, it only requires deep but infrequent watering. Take care not to overwater established plants.
  4. Plant in full or part sun conditions. (Plants can become floppy if planted in part shade and watered too much.)
  5. Adding just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix to the planting hole is enough. This plant doesn't like a rich, highly-amended soil.

Special comments:

  • Centranthus is a willing re-seeder and can become a bit weedy in a moist garden. Deadheading after the late spring/early summer flush of flowers will reduce unwanted seedlings.

Garden care:

  1. Fertilize Centranthus just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  2. In moister climates, cut back the stems to a height of 2-3" inches in late fall to prevent rotting of stems and foliage.
  3. In dry western regions, wait until mid-spring to cut them back.

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.
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