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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for July 10th - July 25th, 2006

Picture of Red valerian Centranthus ruber.  Click here for a larger image.
This is red valerian, Centranthus ruber.

This Mediterranean native grows well in a wide variety of soils as long as it has good drainage. It is sometimes called Jupiterís beard. Red valerian has been used medicinally and as a potherb by some European cultures. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8. You can find red valerian in the National Herb Garden.

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