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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This umbelliferous perennial is attractive to bees and other pollinators. It is mildly fragrant. Valerian is an excellent addition to the back of the garden and it reseeds readily.

    Latin Name

    Valeriana officinalis


    Family

    Caprifoliaceae


    Also Known As

    Garden Heliotrope


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 4'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Herb

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Wet Soil

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Western Asia


    History

    The earliest recorded use of valerian was by Hippocrates in the 4th century BC.


    Other Details

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