Valerian, Indian (Valeriana jatamansii) potted plant, organic
Family: Valerian (Valerianaceae)
Hardy to zones to 6 to 9, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
(Syn. Valeriana wallichii, Valeriana spica, Valeriana villosa, Indian Valerian) Herbaceous perennial native to the forest, scrub, and open slopes of the temperate Himalayas, including parts of Afghanistan, Kashmir, Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, and West and Central China. The plant grows in open sun at higher elevations (up to 10,000 feet) and requires more shade at lower elevations. We find that it prospers best at our low elevation foothill site when given adequate shade and kept moist. In the sun, they go away. A vigorous and extremely pretty plant is Indian Valerian, consisting of a low-lying rosette of heart shaped leaves, green and purple, that very reliably give rise, in the early spring, to multiple upright flowering stalks, miniature, that bear heady flowers of white and pink. Traditional usage (Ayurveda): carminative and sedative, used in treating nervous debility, hysteria, shell shock and neurosis. Plant prefers rich, moist yet well-drained soil and part shade. A slightly acidic soil ranging from pH 4.0 to 6.0 is considered ideal. Space 1 foot apart.
Potted plant Certified Organically Grown