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Keys of Heaven

Sweet scent all summer long!

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: Depends on climate - hot areas - early to midsummer, cool areas - all summer.

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Keys of Heaven

Description
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.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCentranthus ruber coccineus
  • Ships As3" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateDepends on climate - hot areas - early to midsummer, cool areas - all summer.
  • Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNo winter care needed.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormFunnel shaped flowers in a dense terminal cluster.
  • Foliage TypeLance-shaped to ovate, blue-green to medium green fleshy leaves.
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimeAfter flowering
  • FragranceMild
  • ResistanceNone serious
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, soils neutral to slightly alkaline.
  • Watering RequirementWater regulary
  • PruningAfter flowering removing spent blooms to encourages reblooming.
  • Unique CharactersticsLong-lasting scarlet red flowers in dense terminal clusters are very showy, naturalizes well. Nice addition to cut flower arrangements.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Growth RateFast
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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(9 customer reviews)
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Heavenly for Sure
Aug 10, 2016
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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.
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not what I expected
Sep 23, 2014
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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.
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Mine was pink
Jan 11, 2014
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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!
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Fantastic!!!
May 18, 2013
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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!
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beautiful beautiful beautiful
Nov 29, 2011
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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.
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up north
May 13, 2011
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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!
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No-maintenance color
Jan 4, 2011
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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.
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Fabulous
Sep 1, 2009
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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!
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Flowers all summer
Mar 21, 2009
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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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