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botanical name:
Centranthus ruber 'Albus'
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Valerian, Jupiter's Beard
synonyms:  Centranthus ruber var. alba, Centranthus alba, Valeriana 'Alba'
family:  Valerianaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.80m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
White flowered form. Clumps of branched stems with lance-shaped, fleshy, glaucous leaves

cultivation:
Best in poor, dry soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Medicinal herb and young leaves and shoots are edible.

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