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Common Valerian in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Valeriana officinalis

 

Common Valerian

Valerian is a mat-forming, fast-growing and long flowering plant. It has green/grey leaves, and from mid Spring, clusters of flowers that will bloom right through to Autumn, if regularly dead-headed. 'Common Valerian' has pink or white flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Common Valerian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Common Valerian likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Common Valerian is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Common Valerian likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Common Valerian

Latin name

Valeriana officinalis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caprifoliaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Valerian likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Common Valerian is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Common Valerian likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Common Valerian likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Valerian is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian is a mat-forming, fast-growing and long flowering plant. It has green/grey leaves, and from mid Spring, clusters of flowers that will bloom right through to Autumn, if regularly dead-headed. 'Common Valerian' has pink or white flowers.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out in early/mid spring.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Autumn

Flowers of red grow in clusters from mid spring to autumn if dead headed regularly.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seeds under glass in late winter/early spring.

 
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