Jupiter's Beard

Genus: Centranthus ruber

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardiness Zone: Zones 4-9

Requirements: Full sun to part shade, little water.

Zoo Location: No Water Garden

Characteristics: This large, bushy perennial native to the Mediterranean can tolerate almost any condition except moist shade. It grows 3 feet tall and wide, has 4 inch blue-green foliage, and prolific terminal clusters of tiny deep red to pink flowers in late spring and intermittently throughout the summer. Centranthus performs well in poor soils and needs little to no supplemental water. Also available in a white variety.

Did you Know? No water garden super star!