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Plant - Red Valerian

Observed: 7th June 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plantsranon.2011’s reputation in Plants
Plant - Red Valerian - 07.06.2013
Description:

There is a white version alongside of the red, is this a separate type or a white version of the red?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) interacts

Comments

Rachy Ramone's picture

Red, pink or white...

...they are all Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber.

According to Rose, the corollas are "deep pink, scarlet, or white".

According to my personal observation of this plant, it comes in all shades from white to red, through dirty pink, dusky pink, and dark pink: there are some cultivars for garden use (generally more compact than the species) and I suspect that all of them hybridise fairly freely.

Hope this helps.

Rachy Ramone

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ranon.2011's picture

My books also state that it

My books also state that it comes in white also, but there is so much of it nearby, I just wondered about a cultivar. Thanks Rachy.