How to grow Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian is a perennial upright plant that blooms during the summer months. The plant has pinnate foliage and clusters of fragrant pale pink flowers during the summer. Valerian flower extracts are used as flavoring since the sixteenth century.

People have used Valeriana officinalis for the treatment of insomnia, migraine and anxiety for hundreds of years. Valerian is also a plant widely used as food in apiaries.

Professional Cultivation of Valerian

Valerian grows well from seed and will quickly show good growth. It is best to sow seeds outdoors directly because the seedlings are fragile and not easily transplanted.

Days to germination: 7-21

Planting Season: Spring or Fall

How to Plant: directly in the ground

Distance between plants: 12- 18 inches (30-45 cm)

Seeds per oz. : 45000 (1600 seeds per gram)

We need 24 oz. (0,7 kg) of seeds for 1 hectare. It would be useful to mix the seed with river sand during the direct drilling.

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