Centranthus


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Noun1.Centranthus - genus of southern European herbs and subshrubs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Valerianaceae, valerian family, Valerianaceae - genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor
Centranthus ruber, French honeysuckle, red valerian - European herb with small fragrant crimson or white spurred flowers
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Others that do well include Perovskia Lacey Blue, a Russian sage that's a new introduction and of compact form at 50cm it looks great with Achillea Pomegranite and Centranthus ruber.
Adults are particularly fond of nectar-rich flowers with a long and narrow calyx like centranthus, jasmine, buddleia, nicotiana, primula, violets, lilacs, verbena, phlox and stachys, and they will often feed on window-box displays too, allowing quite a good opportunity to be admired - or scare some people to death, it seems.
Centranthus ruber (Valerianaceae) adventitious in Argentina
Jagged Onopordum rose up through a plump quilt of pale blue Geranium phaeum Walkure and Centranthus lecoqii -- a delightful Valerian, duskier in colour and the best, apparently, for attracting the hummingbird hawkmoth.
Also consider the New Zealand flax (Phormium), Sedum spectabile (ice plants), phlomis, Lavatera maritima, Kniphofia caulescens (a form of red-hot-poker), Centranthus ruber, Japanese anemones, eryngium, agapanthus and Euphorbia characias.
sylvestris + en 4; Solanum nigrum 2, Brassica tournefortii, Piptatherum miliaceum y Arthotheca calendula 1, Centranthus calcitrapae, Erodium bipinnatum, Cyperus capitatus y Plantago lagopus + en 5.
Clouds of pink Centranthus (Valerian) bounce over the borders from a wildflower selection and along side it grow spires of Delphiniums in pinks, milk-white, royal-lapis and sky-blue, the flowers packed in tight offering a sumptuous sight.
SCARLET VALERIAN The valerian or centranthus will grow anywhere.
The following is a list of both nectar and host plants: Achillea, allium, antirrhinum, aquilegia, armeria, artemesia, ascelepia, boltonia, buddleia, campanula, caryopteris, centranthus, chelone, coreopsis delphinium, dianthus, digitalis, echinacea, erigerion, erynigium, eupatorium, foeniciculum, gaillardia, gaura, helenium, hemerocallis, hypericum, hyssops, inula, leucanthemum, liatris, lobelia, lychnis, lysimachia, malva, monarda, nepeta, origanum, penstemon, perovskia, phlox, physotegia, rudbekia, rue, salix, salvia, sedum, sempervivum, thalictrum, thymus, valeriana, veronica, veronicastrum, humulus, loncera, campsis, loncera, and viola.
Centranthus ruber ydi'r enw gwyddonol arno fo a 'Red Valerian' yn Saesneg.
The easy five-and-a-half mile journey from Wadebridge along a former railway to the pretty town of Padstow took us through dappled sunshine' railway cuts littered with red campion, foxgloves and centranthus, and a slate gully.