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  • Nature's most effective sedative
Valeriana officianalis

Valerian is an awesome calmative.  The flowers and roots are used in teas and tinctures for insomnia, anxiety, and general relaxation.  Flowers are very attractive to a wide variety of pollinators as they are shallow and nectar is easy to access.  This is a clumping perennial, but it doesn't spread aggressively.  May reseed a little, so plant them in garden corner.  Grows 6+ feet when flowering.  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


6 weeks

7-21 d.


Full to part shade



We recommend starting valerian seeds indoors about 6 weeks prior to transplant.  During germination, keep the temperature 65-68 F.  After germination, plants can be kept at normal greenhouse temperatures.  Plants are clumping perennials that can get 6 ft. tall when flowering, so we recommend transplanting to an out of the way place where they can be free to do their thing for a few years.  

Seed specs:  Packet size ~10 seeds