The pungent root of this white flowering perennial is used as a well-known sedative and to treat anxiety and insomnia.
- Used as a sedative
- Easy to maintain
- Attracts bees and moths
An attractive perennial with umbels of white flowers, it is actually the strong smelling valerian root that is used medicinally to treat anxiety, insomnia and hysteria. It was used during World War One to treat soldiers suffering shell shock and is mentioned in Anglo Saxon herbals.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: July - September
A lovely perennial for the garden valerian is an easy herb to grow. Although it can be grown in a pot, because of the height it grows, it is better in the ground, where it will be leafier and grow a thicker stronger flowering stem. It likes the sun, but will be happy with some shade during the day and grows well in most soils. In winter it dies back completely and the old foliage can be removed - it usually begins to sprout again in late February.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.