Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’
ROSE VALERIAN or KISS-ME-QUICK
“Kiss—Me—Quick” is an old time favorite, that is easily grown even in very hard conditions.
Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’ has non stop clusters of tiny deep-rose flowers through spring summer and into autumn.
And the sweet perfume is a treat for us humans, and a magnet for bees and other beneficial insects.
So if you want to attract beneficial pollinators, and feed our precious bees, then Centranthus really delivers.
Plus they make lovely, and sweet scented cut flowers for vases indoors.
Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’ is an evergreen , bushy perennial with soft, fleshy, blue green foliage.
So it makes a reliable background for other flowers as they come and go.
Just dead head regularly to keep those blooms coming for months, and it is no hardship to cut stems for vases.
“Kiss—Me—Quick” is frost and dry hardy, so it is an old time favourite for gardeners with limited water supply.
And it revels in Full Sun to Light Shade in any well drained soil.
Because it is not a bit fussy about soil type, so it will make a go of it just about anywhere.
Including in crevasses in concrete and even rock walls.
90cm H x 90cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Can be scattered directly in the garden / or raised in punnets indoors for a quick and early start.
Scatter directly in garden: Can be sown directly in the garden during spring & early summer.
Sow 2mm deep and keep moist.
Indoors: Sow Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’ seeds at any time on to surface of moist, good quality seed raising mix.
Just cover with mix to seeds own depth.
And place in a warm, well-lit spot indoors, or on heat bed at 18-20 degrees C.
Then germination takes approximately 21-30 days . But will be slower outdoors in in cooler weather.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on.
And acclimatize and plant out in late spring with 30cm spacing between plants.
SEED COUNT: 40 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).