Valeriana officinalis. Perennial. 4'.
Valerian dried root used as a calming tea. Root has a distinctive musky aroma while the flowers are extremely fragrant and will enliven any garden. A hardy ornamental herb with large umbrella like clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers atop 4 ft stems. Self sows readily.
Planting Directions: Sow seeds in a flat using sterile planting medium kept at 60°-70°. Cover seed lightly and keep barely dampened. Transplant to pots when they are 2” high and fertilize sparingly with a liquid solution. Set plants outdoors after weather warms.
Remarks: Plants will bloom 2 year and grow to 4-5’ tall. Valerian grows best in full sun but is also shade tolerant.