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Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Herb in 1 litre 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.



Buy Valerian Online

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


Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) Herb Plant
Aspect/Soil Any
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 150cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Valeriana officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 4
    A very showy blousy plant

    Posted by Lena Lawrence on 9th Aug 2019

    I received this plant in excellent condition albeit a bit younger than the ones I usually receive from Hooksgreen Herbs. So far so good and I have planted it towards the back of my border to attract pollinators and bees etc as it will be in the sun most of the day. It was well packed as usual and although as I said it appears not to be quite as established, I am hoping it will survive the winter and will flower it’s head off next year. This plant does look nice and healthy however, but if we have a hard winter I will try and protect it from any harsh elements.