Perennials at Gorge Top: Centranthus
Among the many long time
used perennials for cottage and butterfly gardens Centranthus, or Jupiter's Beard, is not
used as often as it once was. This oversight is a shame for this plant is
free-blooming and extremely easy to grow. While many gardeners fuss over more
finicky plants like Phlox, Delphiniums and Hollyhocks, Centranthus quietly flourishes
without care from the gardener. Rich carmine-red flower heads emerge in early June
and continue through most of August. Flowers a are marvelously fragrant luring in crowds
of butterflies. The vivid flower heads are held above grey-green upright, bushy masses of
Plants are not fussy about soil and are considered to drought tolerant once established.
Grows at its best in full sun but will do just fine in partial shade. Centranthus reseeds
itself so you may find it popping up in other parts of the garden. Jupiter's Beard
is a very long lived and a very good selection for new perennial gardeners.
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or Jupiter's Beard:
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|Item: Centranthus 'Coccineus'
|In stock: Yes
|Size shipped: 4.5" pot
Blooms: Jun - Aug
Height: 3 feet
Light: full sun
Soil: average / slightly dry
Spacing: 18" - 24"
Size Shipped: pot grown and bareroot
Problems: None known
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