Centranthus ruber Albus

White Flowered Jupiter's Beard

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24-30" x 24-30" wide. The white flowered form of Jupiter's Beard that blooms all summer and make a wonderful companion to many other perennials. 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
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Erosion Control
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLP651

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24-30" x 24-30" wide. The white flowering form of Jupiter's Beard is a great companion plant with its summer-long display of white flower clusters. Centranthus ruber Albus is a tough xeric plant, this European wildflower is easily grown if not pampered. Too much water and rich soil is not appreciated. Deadhead when blooming is done to reduce reseeding and stimulate re-flowering. Not for sale to OR and WA.
SKU HBLP651
Common Name White Flowered Jupiter's Beard
Botanical Name Centranthus ruber Albus
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late 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 Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Erosion Control, 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, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

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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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