Alfeñique, Barbe de Jupiter, Bouncing Bess, Bovis and Soldier, Centranthe Rouge, Centranthus ruber, Centranto, Delicate Bess, Drunken Sailor, Fox's-Brush, Jupiter's Beard, Lilas d'Espagne, Milamores, Pretty Betsy, Red Spur Valerian, Red Valerian, Valeriana Roja, Valeriana rubra, Valériane des Jardins, Valériane Rouge.
People take red-spur valerian as a sedative. Sedatives cause relaxation and sleepiness.
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