Hva 8470v +valerian leo+michels cc
Germination Days : 14-21
Planting Depth : Barely cover
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 50
Spacing : 18
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Fall
76 PKTs Available
Valerian HVA-8470



Widely-used herbal sleep aid,

old-time favorite in the garden.

Bears branched heads of honey-scented flowers in summer.

Garden Heliotrope, Cat's Valerian. Very hardy-sow in spring or fall in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Seed is short-lived, so should be planted soon after receipt.

Leaves make tension relieving bath. Roots are considered the most effective herbal tranquilizer for both humans and small animals. Low interaction with other drugs.

BOTANICAL NAME: Valeriana officinalis


Seeds does not keep well, so start soon upon receipt. Prefers a period of cold after planting and before it sprouts, so ideal is to plant early spring. Sow in flats, covering very lightly-seeds need light to germinate. Transplant 18" apart into very moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Doesn't require high fertility, but does require moisture. The part most often used is the root, which is dug in late summer, but all parts of the plants are effective sedatives. Self-sows.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 3-9/Height 24"/Spacing 18"


Photo by Leo Michels-GNU Free Documentation - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License

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Valerian Plant
on 04/10/15 by Linda in UT

I have this Valerian growing in my Utah zone 5 or 6 garden under a Lindon tree for over 15 years, I just love this plant it takes no care other than summer weekly watering, unless Im gone, occasionally 0-2 feeding a year and is in constant partial shade. The leaves are airy fern like, spring white flowers smell just wonderfully nice but not overpowering. The fragrance waifs 5--10 feet making the whole area smell great. It is non-invasive which is real important when planting herbs as many are not labeled as invasive when they are. Has stayed the same size and place the whole time, always blooms and stays green all summer. The delicate leaves, 12-18inches in height, break easily but regrow, multiple flower stalks , good for bouquets grow to 3feet in height . I use wide decorative staking when in bloom.