Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Centranthus ruber First Blush

 Centranthus ruber Spring Blush
A rare pale rosy form of the common red valerian. Most of us will know this as a colourful weed growing out of walls and stony places - especially near the sea. Mostly it comes in three colours - vivid pink is the commonest, along with some reds and whites. This pale pink form is not one I've seen 'in the wild' (it's not a native UK species) and would make a pleasant addition to the mix. 
Centranthus ruber First Blush
A nice addition to a dry, sunny wild garden. So far much less prolific than the common forms.

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