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4955

Valerian

  • Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis

Valerian produces, from a basal clump of feathery foliage, hollow flower stems with high bearing flat topped clusters of tiny pale pink fragrant flowers that smell rather like heliotrope all summer. The strong smelling root when disturbed is attractive to cats, like Catnip. Medicinally Valerian is grown for its roots, which are dried and used for teas and tonics and was popular in Victorian times as a sleeping draught. Note: This variety should not be confused with the False Valerian or Red Spur Valerian, Latin name Centranthus rubra.

NZ $3.75
 
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INFORMATION

DURATION
Hardy Perennial
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
18-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
7-21
HEIGHT
120cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
50cm
WHEN TO SOW
1.2
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
500
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD
Transplant
BEST USE

Medicinal Plant

WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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