Valerian | Valeriana officinalis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Unveil the enchanting world of Valerian (Valeriana officinalis). Embrace nature’s calming embrace with this aromatic perennial, known for its clusters of delicate, pale-pink blooms. Valerian not only adds a touch of beauty to your garden but also attracts beneficial pollinators. Elevate your outdoor space with the soothing presence of Valerian from our collection, where nature’s wonders come to life.


Botanical Information: Valerian

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a charming perennial herb, boasting clusters of small, fragrant pink or white flowers atop tall stems. With fern-like foliage, this herbaceous plant reaches heights of 3 to 5 feet. Valerian is a resilient member of the Caprifoliaceae family, known for its distinctive, sweet scent that lingers in the air.


Thriving in well-drained soil and partial to full sunlight, Valerian is adaptable to various soil types, making it an easy addition to your garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this herb has naturalized in North America, where it flourishes in meadows, woodland edges, and along riverbanks. Its hardy nature allows it to flourish in both cultivated gardens and more wild, natural settings.

Benefits to Wildlife

Valerian serves as a valuable resource for wildlife, attracting a myriad of beneficial insects. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are drawn to its nectar-rich blooms, aiding in the overall health of your garden ecosystem. Additionally, its presence can contribute to the biodiversity of your outdoor space, fostering a harmonious environment for various insect species.

Conservation Status in the UK

This species has no conservation concerns in the UK, where it is a common and widespread wildflower. Its adaptability and resilience contribute to its stable population in the wild. This herbaceous plant plays a role in supporting local ecosystems, and its presence enriches the natural beauty of the British countryside.

Ease of Growing

One of the most appealing aspects of Valerian is its simplicity in cultivation. Ideal for both novice and experienced gardeners, this plant requires minimal maintenance. Plant Valerian in well-drained soil, water regularly, and provide ample sunlight. With its hardy nature, it can withstand occasional neglect. This makes Valerian an excellent choice for those seeking an attractive, low-maintenance addition to their garden.

Transitioning seamlessly from plug to mature plant, this umbel establishes itself quickly and reliably. Its adaptability to various growing conditions ensures success in a range of climates. Whether you’re creating a formal garden or a more natural, wildflower setting, Valerian effortlessly integrates into the landscape, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.

In summary, Valerian, with its delightful fragrance and easy-going nature, is a versatile and beneficial addition to any garden. Its contributions to wildlife, lack of conservation concerns in the UK, and straightforward cultivation make it a standout choice for those seeking a resilient, attractive perennial. Bring the soothing presence of Valerian into your outdoor space, and enjoy the beauty it brings to your garden year after year.

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Species From the Same Habitat

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Soil moisture

Dry, Extremely Dry, Normal, Well draining


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