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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.