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Valeriana officinalis 

Perennial, Zone 3

Full to Partial Sun

Nature’s Best Sedative

48”-78” Tall

Plant 12”-24" Apart


Nature’s Best Sedative. Valerian has been recorded as being used medicinally since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. Throughout the ages it has been used as a sedative and antidote to insomnia, soothe anxiety, relieve pain, lower blood pressure and prevent hemorrhage.  The flower extracts were used as a perfume and will still attract butterflies to your garden today.   Harvest the root in the fall of the second year after the foliage has begun to yellow and die back to the ground. Clean the roots with water and cure in the shade.



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