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Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

As with Anthriscus 'Ravenswing', Ragged Robin and Briza, lots of our native plants are hugely worthwhile and long-performing perennials to include in our gardens.
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20 seeds (120202)

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

1 x 9cm pot (200699-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200699-3)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle), In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
officinalis
Common name
Common Valerian
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover, lightly press in seeds into seed compost but don’t cover with soil. Pot on, harden off and plant out, spacing rows/seedlings 45cm (18in). Can be sown direct from May to June.

Description

As with Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’, Ragged Robin and Briza, (the Greater Quaking grass), lots of our native plants are hugely worthwhile and long-performing perennials to include in our gardens. True Valerian is a great example. This flowers all summer, has great stature and elegance and is top-class for pollinators.

Care Tips

May require staking. After flowering in summer, cut back faded flower stems if you don’t want it to self-seed. Needs little attention once established. Clumps can be lifted and divided in spring or autumn.