Valeriana officinalis

Common name(s): valerian, valerian root

Description: perennial; an herb used in traditional medicine since ancient Greece and possibly earlier. Toothed green leaves with long stalks of fragrant pink to white flowers in summer. 

Height: to 3 ft. Spread: to 3 ft.

Position: full sun and moist, well-draining soil

Uses: medicine, as a catnip alternative, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below

Source: we grow our valerian from a seed strain of a select form selected for high oil content.