CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'

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CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'

Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Fox's Brush
[Snowcloud]
Select Item No. CA346

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Valerianaceae
Origin: Mediterranean, Europe, North Africa to Asia: rocky soil.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: simple, ovate, glabrous, greyish green
Growth Habit: erect / clumping
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.22222 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
450
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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