red valerian


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red valerian

n.
An ornamental perennial plant (Centranthus ruber) native to the Mediterranean region, grown for its dense clusters of small fragrant red flowers.
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Noun1.red valerian - European herb with small fragrant crimson or white spurred flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Centranthus, genus Centranthus - genus of southern European herbs and subshrubs
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They push northward in the summer and are mainly recorded in gardens between June and September, where they are seen hovering like a small hummingbird over flowering plants such as red valerian and buddleia to feed on nectar.
The bright, lightly fragrant blooms of red valerian provide food for a variety of butterflies, including their larvae, plus birds and bees.
Foxgloves, hellebores, wallflowers, red valerian, ice plant and Verbena bonariensis all produce loads of nectar, as do many winter-flowering heathers.
A current one is a plant that grows so well in abandoned locations, poor soils and at the seaside - red valerian.
Create a butterfly garden French marigold, sweet smelling lavender, buddleia and red valerian are favourites of butterflies.
Red valerian loves a dry spot, such as on top of a wall, while hemp agrimony and purple loosestrife are good for growing by a wildlife pond.
For butterflies try planting a variety of plants such as buddleia, ice plant (sedum), lavender, Michaelmas daisy, marjoram, red valerian, aubrietia, scabious/field scabious, French marigold and hebe.