Valerian, Select (Valeriana officinalis), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Family: Valerian (Valerianaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 8.
Herbaceous perennial native to Europe and temperate Asia. Traditional usage (TWM): sedative. This cultivar selected for high concentration of valeric and valerenic constituents. Valerian prefers full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soils. I have seen excellent clumps form, during a wet spring, on the peak of a pile of ground pumice. However, regular garden soil amended with organic compost will do nicely. The plant adapts rather well to a wide range of conditions. Seed is short-lived and should be sown within a year of receipt. Light dependent germinator. Sow in spring, tamped securely into surface, and keep evenly moist until germination, which occurs in 10 to 16 days. Seedling leaves look very un-valerian at first and some folks are confused. But have faith, in time the leaves will become divided and much more closely resemble the standard form of the plant. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart. Flowers white in the second year to a height of 5 feet or more.
50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown
Carol (verified owner) –
Seed sprouted overnight!! Couldn’t believe my eyes. Thank you for the super fresh viable seeds.
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Hi, is Valerian like Chamomile in the way that it helps one relax?
Richo Cech –
Hi there, Both herbs will affect GABA recceptors and so in a way they work similarly. Herbalists consider valerian to be significantly more potent than chamomile. r
Thank you. I appreciate that..I will buy Valerian then..God bless you..
How does Valeriana jatamansii and this valerian compare?
Richo Cech –
Hello, This is a good question. The plants are rather different in terms of their size and growth, although they are both in the same family (the valerianaceae) and have similar sedative properties. Jatamansi is more pleasantly uplifting and aromatic while true valerian root is malodorous and heavy. richo
Dean (verified owner) –
Hi Richo! I bought a packet each of the Homestash and Select Valerian. I forgot to make labels for my seed flats and I’m not sure which is the Select and which is the Homestash. When I transfer them to the garden, will I have to worry about cross pollination? Thanks for your help!
Richo Cech –
hi dean, cross pollination on 2 different varieties of valeriana officinalis doesn’t affect the medicine. seeds from such a cross would not produce plants of consistent appearance but even those i wouldn’t hesitate to use for medicine, they are good. richo