Common name: Red valerian, Jupiter's Beard. Scientific name: Centranthus ruber. Family: Valerianaceae. Genus: Centranthus. Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial. Flower color: Pale to crimson red. Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm).

Centranthus ruber ( Red valerian or Jupiter's Beard), is a perennial plant. It is a well-branched, bushy, clump-forming. The leaves are gray-green, oval to lance-shaped, 5-8 cm long. The flowers are usually a purplish red, but sometimes lavender or white in colour.