Herbs Valerian Common Valerian

Common Valerian

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Product ID: 2734

One of nature's best herbal sedatives.

Common variety, naturalized in some areas. Root used for anxiety, insomnia, and pain relief. Also known as garden heliotrope, cat's valerian, setwell, and St. George's herb. Avg. 45,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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$3.95
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1/4 Ounce

$12.25
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1 Ounce

$35.90
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1/4 Pound

$100.15
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1 Pound

$342.55
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days.

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seeds 3/8" deep into soil mix, moisten, and keep temperatures at 65-68°F (18-20°C) until germination. Once germinated, valerian can be grown at normal greenhouse temperatures until large enough to transplant at 5-6" tall. Transplant outside in the early spring when the ground can be worked.
Direct seed: Direct seed in the spring or fall, sowing about 1 seed per inch at a depth of 3/8- 1/2". Thin to 12-18" apart, in rows 3' apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Valerian grows in a wide range of soils, but prefers a moist, but well-drained loam.

PLANT HEIGHT: 48-78".

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-9.

HARVEST: Roots are dug in the fall of the second year, after the vegetative growth begins to yellow and die back to the ground. Roots can also be dug in the spring before the plant bolts and flowers. Wash roots and dry in a warm area, 100°F/38°C.

Note: The main plant dies back the second year and smaller daughter plants will grow around its base. These can then be transplanted out at the recommended spacing.

Self-sows readily.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Valeriana officinalis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
500-550 to root harvest
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated