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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

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Ornamental Perennials


Description:  Perennial garden herb - Fragrant pinkish-white flowers borne on long stalks in early summer above large clumps of deeply lobed leaves at the base of the plant
Habit:  Flower stems grow up to 5 feet tall; plants form thick rootstocks; spreads by rhizomes up to 4 feet wide and self-sows
Culture:  Prefers full sun to part shade and good drainage
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin:  Europe, Asia
Attributes:  Deer resistant

Valerian or Garden Heliotrope is native to Europe and northern Asia and has become naturalized in some regions of America.  Valerian, also traditionally known as All Heal, has been used medicinally for centuries.  Its powerful medicinal qualities are extracted from the roots and its earliest use can be traced back to Hippocrates in the fourth century B.C.  During the Middle Ages, Valerian was grown in monastery gardens and used as a spice and perfume.  This plant is not attractive to deer.


Arrives in a 3.5" pot.

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