Common Valerian ‘Valeriana officinalis’

Very pale pink umbel like flowers. Prefers Damp. Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome, crude extract of valerian root may have sedative and anxiolytic effects, and is commonly sold in dietary supplement capsules to promote sleep. Other names used for this plant include garden valerian (to distinguish it from other valeriana species), garden heliotrope (although not related to heliotropium), setwall and all-heal.

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Additional information

Sun Preference


Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers damp soil, like wet, marshy ground. Ideal for edging a pond or bog garden.




Bees, Butterflies and Hoverflies

Flowering season

June – August

Flowering colour

Pale Pink

Eventual height


Species Type

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