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Valerian

Valeriana spp.

Also known as

Setwall

Valeriana officinalis Echter Baldrian by Burkhard Mücke (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Valeriana
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Valerian Overview

The genus Valeriana is also known as Valerian, it contains approximately 419 hardy perennial plants from the Caprifoliaceae family. These typically possess deep taproots or rhizomes and are found in most of the world except Australasia. Foliage is generally aromatic. Pink, yellow or white 5-petalled flowers are produced on branched stems and are the main reason for growing. Well-suited to cottage gardens, herbaceous borders, or herb gardens.

How to propagate Valerian

Division

Division in autumn, V.officinalis by seed in spring.

Seed

Special features of Valerian

Attractive flowers