Time to act:
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Valerian, Centranthus ruber, is a pretty plant that produces bright pink-red, fragrant flowers from late-spring to late-summer, but it also produces masses of seed that germinates all over the garden. Butterflies love it, so if you want to encourage wildlife into your garden, keep a few stems of valerian for them. There is an ornamental white form of valerian.
Stems of bright pink-red flowers that quickly spread across the garden, taking over in beds and borders.
Find it on
poor, exposed soils, all over the garden