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propagating perennials: Centranthus ruber- Valarian, Jupiter’s Beard
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Centranthus ruber- Valarian, Jupiter’s Beard

Propagating of Jupiter’s Beard is done by root division in the spring however be aware their stems can become woody with age, but it is an aggressive self seeder, much like dandelion in poor alkaline but well draining soils in full sun so it can become invasive and will thrive in stone walls or in gravely soils. Jupiter’s Beard reaches a height of 2-3' and blooms June through frost with fragrant colors of white, pink, blue or red so honeybees and butterflies will enjoy their nectar. Jupiter’s Beard is not attractive to wildlife and is deciduous.

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