Valerian officinalis, aka True Valerian is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant. The mature plant (2+ years) may have a height of 1.5 metres (5 ft) to over 3.4 metres (11 ft),. It bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers that attract many pollinators. Extract of Valerian root may have sedative and anxiolytic effects, and is commonly sold in dietary supplement capsules to promote sleep. The leaves and flowers are edible, taste quite a bit like iceberg lettuce, and can often produce mild calming & anti-anxiety effects.
Keywords (optional; may include species, genus, family, planting season, etc): Valerian, Valeriana officinalis
Is this seed certified organic?:
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Available year round?:
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Listing created Apr 25, 2022