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Keys of Heaven

Keys of Heaven

Sweet scent all summer long!
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Bushy plants up to 3' tall and 2' wide bear sweet-scented scarlet blooms, attracting hummingbirds to your garden! Makes a great back border. Zones 4-8. Ships in 3" pot. Centranthus ruber coccineus. Full Sun. Deer tend to avoid.

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Gardening Details for Keys of Heaven

Botanical Name: Centranthus ruber coccineus
Common Name: Keys of Heaven
Form: Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 24 - 36 inches
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Flowering Date: Depends on climate - hot areas - early to midsummer, cool areas - all summer.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: red
Flower Form: Funnel shaped flowers in a dense terminal cluster.
Foliage Type: Lance-shaped to ovate, blue-green to medium green fleshy leaves.
Resistance: None serious
Pruning: Removing spent blooms encourages reblooming. After flowering
Pruning Time: After flowering
Soil Requirement: Well drained, soils neutral to slightly alkaline.
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Heavenly for Sure Review by RR - Indianapolis , IN
Posted on 2016-08-10

I love this plant and flower! The first year, with regular application of a well known water-mixed fertilizer, the plants/flowers were over six feet tall, very full, and regularly visited by multiple butterflies and regular stop for hummingbirds. Subsequent years, with less fertilizer, they've stayed in the 4-5 foot range. Very floriferous! I'm surprised it isn't more well known & loved. Easy care, beautiful flowers, attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds too! I can't wait till it's back in stock.

not what I expected Review by kathi - Newtown, PA
Posted on 2014-09-23

These are pink, rather than red as in the picture. They are very floppy, growing sideways out of the bed, rather than upright, as shown. They grow well, but are not as expected.

Mine was pink Review by Pamela Raymer - Indianapolis, IN
Posted on 2014-01-11

Was expecting red flowers per description,but mine flowered pinkish! Still gave it five stars because it grew huge and bloomed in record time. This is a very impressive plant that deserves a place in every garden!

Fantastic!!! Review by "Jo, Alvin, Tx." - "Jo, Alvin,", TX
Posted on 2013-05-18

"I ordered these for the first time this year and they arrived looking like they just came from the florist down the street! About 10"" - 12"" tall when I received them, bushy and green. Planted them in the bed I had prepared and in 2 weeks I think they have grown about 2"". I am really looking forward to seeing them bloom! Thanks Spring Hill for the care you take!"

beautiful beautiful beautiful Review by Mary McCaslin - Seguin, Tx
Posted on 2011-11-29

"IF this is the plant I have,(there was no name on the plant when I bought it) it is beautiful Bright red flowers. Mine has just begun to bloom. Hot dry winds took a toll on it during the summer months. I plan to place mine where it will have the right enviroment to reproduce.It has the longest lasting red blooms of any plant I've seen."

up north Review by Loretta Halvorson - Ashland, WI
Posted on 2011-05-13

"We live in zone 3, which is a challenge for alot of plants. I have had the Keys of Heaven flowering bush since 2002. I admire it. The Red flowers are a traffic-stopper. People enjoy seeing flowers on an avenue, so I continually add flowers that compliment the gardens. I recently looked for another Keys of Heaven, and are currently unavailable. I saw the ""Jupiters Beard"", and will order it. Looks just like the Flowered bush we are taken to. Happy gardening!"

No-maintenance color Review by Adrienne Dellwo - Spokane, WA
Posted on 2011-01-04

"I love this stuff! It naturalizes like crazy and provides wonderful color to my flower bed all season long -- with no maintenance whatsoever! I've given some to a friend who's loving it as much as I do. My yard gets full sun all day and hers is in the shade most of the time, and it just keeps growing and blooming."

Fabulous Review by Bethia Barteaux - Corvallis, MT
Posted on 2009-09-01

I planted two of these last summer. I was amazed at how big and full they are this year with a tremendous amount of flowers. I cut the dead flowers and I still have a full bush!

Flowers all summer Review by Ann Lamphere - West Valley City, UT
Posted on 2009-03-21

"A few years ago, a friend was cleaning out her garden and gave me some clippings of this plant. This plant, once it catches on, grows out and up and the blossoms are beautiful. I have bought several more plants to complete other gardens. Clip off the dead blossoms and the plant will bloom all summer long and into the fall. Trust me, you will love this flowering plant."

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Plant the Keys of Heaven plant for a carefree perennial with a sweet scent. Use this Centranthus ruber coccineus plant as a colorful addition to flower arrangements. Commonly called red valerian, the plant features showy scarlet flowers in 2-inch-wide clusters. Jupiter's Beard is another name for this colorful perennial that thrives in full sun and average or sandy soil.

With the eye-catching Keys of Heaven plant, flowering date depends on climate. In hot areas, the Centranthus ruber coccineus produces scarlet blooms early to midsummer; in cool areas, this pretty perennial flowers all summer. Cultivate the fragrant red valerian flower in neutral to slightly alkaline soil for a plant that can reach 3 feet tall. Also called Jupiter's beard, Keys of Heaven flowers also can grow in poor soils, but its form will be more compact.
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