Puriri Lane | Centranthus ruber | Albus
Puriri Lane | Centranthus ruber | Albus

Centranthus ruber | Albus

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Centranthus Ruber | Albus also known as Red Valerian is very popular with its large rounded heads of showy tiny white flowers.  The foliage on this plant is a blue-green and the flowers stand atop and are sweetly perfumed. 

This border beauty is loved by butterflies. It is a clump forming perennial that reaches around 90cm in height by approximately 60cm wide and it actually thrives in poor soil and can often be found self sown in cracks and crevices.  The one thing it does not appreciate is hot and humid summers but we actually grow it here at Puriri Lane where we do get some humidity and have not had any problems with growing it. Full sun and good drainage will give you success with this plant.

Cutting back flowers will encourage additional flowering so it makes a perfect choice as a cut flower in your cutting patch and lasts around ten days in a vase. A lovely choice for a cottage garden as it is a real old time vintage style plant.  Also a great choice for coastal gardens.

Centranthus ruber will freely self sow so be sure to cut off the flower heads if you do not want this to happen.  This plant actually enjoys one of the longest flowering seasons from early summer right through until the end of autumn


Height 90cm x 60cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz