100 seeds $3.00
Valeriana officinalis is a perennial herb with bright green, ferny leaves and tall stems with clusters of tiny, pale pink flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Common Valerian is also known as Garden Heliotrope because of the sweet, vanilla fragrance of the flowers. It makes a nice addition to the herb garden or cottage garden. It blooms for a long time in summer, and it self-sows unless deadheaded after flowering.
Valerian root is used in herbal medicine as a sedative. It is useful for treating anxiety, insomina and migraine headaches.
Valeriana officinalis is native to parts of Europe and Asia. It prefers moist, well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 4-9.
height 4' spacing 18"
Sowing Valeriana officinalis Seeds
Start valerian seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow on the surface or barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade.