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Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) Herb Plant

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Herb in 1L Pot 

Native to Europe and Britain, Valeriana officinalis is a hardy perennial that grows to 1.5m tall, and produces heads of sweetly scented white to soft pink flowers which bloom in the summer months, being rich in nectar they are attractive to pollinating insects.  It has soft mounds of aromatic, finely divided foliage, and its natural, billowing habit makes it ideally suited to wild planting schemes.

Other names used for this plant include Garden Valerian (to distinguish it from other Valeriana species), Garden Heliotrope (although not related to Heliotropium) and All-heal.

Valerian prefers to grow in a sunny position, and will cope in any soil, although it does prefer some moisture, and once established, it will self seed readily - remove seed heads after flowering to stop it becoming too prolific.

Herb usage

Valerian was used as a perfume in the sixteenth century. The roots have traditionally been used in herbal medicine and are processed and used medicinally as an aid to sleep.

CAUTION: NOT TO BE TAKEN WITHOUT MEDICAL SUPERVISION 

 

Buy Valerian Online

Our potted Valerian herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Any soil type will do - prefers moist ground.
Flower Colour:
Mauve / Pink
Height x Spread:
1.5m x 60cm
Latin Name:
Valeriana officinalis
Hardiness:
RHS rating H4 - hardy average winter

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