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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
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Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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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 thrives with minimal water and care once established. Great Butterfly plant.
Centranthus ruber (Jupiter's Beard) is a long-blooming European wildflower that is easy-to-grow and provides ample nectar for butterflies.
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Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
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(based on 12 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
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...Read complete review
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
Most Liked Negative Review
Healthy but small plant for the price
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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Comments about High Country Gardens Centranthus ruber Coccineus:
Very hearty water-wise plant, but beware. It is listed as an invasive species in some parts of the world (South Africa) and will spread. I pull up dozens of seedlings per year. I love this plant, but i would have taken pause in planting it if i had known how much it spreads.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Atwater Ca
I was disappointef. I ordered this plant a besrd tongue and a succelant called lions spore. All were near dead broken and i paid for this
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By newt lady
from Santa Fe, NM
I replaced these in my Jumbo Waterwise Garden where the red Jupiter's Beard was eaten by gophers. They grew beautifully and quickly, though one bloomed white instead of red. Still looked intriguing, though.
from San Angelo
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I love this plant, however it does really well then dies on me fast, not sure what kills it. I see them all over Santa Fe and our climate is the same.
Perfectly suited to high altitude gardens
from Morrison, Colorado
About Me Master Gardener
The color is fantastic, and this plant quickly fills in any planting bed. Low maintenance, vigorous, and pretty.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By Lyn the hopeful gardener
from San Jose, California
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Can be difficult to start but hardy after
from Magdalena, NM
I have several of these. Sometimes it takes off and other times I have to baby it along to keep it from dying.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again and again
from Pueblo co
I used this plant in my hummingbird garden and it did exceptionally well
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By j so. nm
from southern new mexico
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.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Atlanta, GA
from Los Alamos, NM
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.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago IL
This bloomed all summer in a crummy location (shaded clay soil)
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.
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