Valerian Overview

Description This upright perennial herb, also called garden heliotrope, is topped with white to pinkish-white fragrant flowers in midsummer. The blooms were once used in perfume production. Cats also find the plant attractive and may rub against the foliage as they do with catnip. Valerian attracts butterflies to the garden. Remove spent flowers to prevent the plant from self-sowing. 
Genus Name Valeriana officinalis
Common Name Valerian
Plant Type Herb, Perennial
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 3 to 8 feet
Width 2 to 3 feet
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Season Features Summer Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Fragrance
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed

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