Light: Full Sun-part shade
Flowering time: Summer
Valerian is one of the most fragrant perennials you can grow. White rounded flower clusters perfume the garden with a sweet vanilla-clove fragrance.
Much more than just a pretty flower, valerian contains compounds with calming effects so potent it is sometimes referred to as poor man's Valium.
Choose a sunny spot where robust valerian can reach a 4' tower. Cut to ground in fall.