The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

What is this plant?


By Hprlady

Lincs, United Kingdom Gb

Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated. What a great site this is!




No idea about the plant,sorry .........but is that 4 beautiful Vizslas i spy in your photo?

16 Jun, 2008


Hi Hprlady ,this is Centranthus red Valeraian nice plant but a bit of a thug

16 Jun, 2008


I also have the white version - great to fill a space but you can cut it back needs some support though and the bees love it.

16 Jun, 2008


Yup, Valerian. It's used in herbal remedies, tho can't think what for........? It's pretty, but beware of it getting a grip in walls or paving - the roots are incredibly powerful and will destroy/push apart anything they get their roots into.

16 Jun, 2008


Valarian is used as a sleeping medication - sold in health food stores, used for centuries

16 Jun, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Lavender border.
  • Lavender Hidcote, Thyme and Sedum (Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender))
  • Lavender  (Lavandula stoechas (French lavender))
  • Chive Flower

Related blogs

Related products


Related questions

Not found an answer?