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Valerian - Live Plant

Valerian - Live Plant

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Description

Transform your garden into a tranquil oasis with our premium Valerian Live Plant. With a vibe as cool as a cucumber, this low-maintenance green companion brings a touch of aromatic bliss to your space. Think of it as your garden's secret weapon for serenity, taking center stage in your outdoor setting.

What essentials do I need to ensure success in cultivating Valerian?

Successful growth of Valerian hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Valerian is full sun to partial shade.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Valerian grows best in moist, well-drained soil.

Understanding the potential size of Valerian is crucial. It's advised to space them 12-18 inches apart, as they can reach up to 36-72 inches in height and 12-24 inches in diameter.

While Valerian usually blooms summer, it's worth noting that flowering might be delayed until the second year, depending on when it's planted.

What is Valerian good for?

The roots of the plant has long been used to produce tincture, infusion, reflecting the diverse benefits attributed to Valerian over time.

It serves as your garden’s personal relaxation guru, transforming  your garden into a mini spa retreat. It is available in a 3.5” pot ready to groove with your lifestyle and adding a touch of calmness that's always in style. 

 

About Valerian

Valerian is a captivating perennial herb, sporting elegant fern-like foliage, its leaves create a lush, green tapestry that adds an enchanting touch to any garden.

In the kitchen, its leaves can be used to infuse beverages or add a subtle herbal note to salads and desserts. The plant's roots, however, take center stage in the medicinal arena. They have been used in herbal medicines for relaxation and sleep promotion for ages because of their calming characteristics. Valerian's healing properties have withstood the test of time, whether it is steeped into a calming tea or used in herbal supplements, providing a natural remedy for individuals seeking mental and physical peace. 

 

How to Use Valerian

  • Tincture: Dried valerian root are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried valerian root are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Valerian root-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried valerian root can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a valerian vinegar infusion.

Valerian - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Valerian an annual or perennial plant?

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant that can live for more than two years. For long-term cultivation, the plant is a dependable addition to gardens due to its hardiness and capacity to flourish in a variety of growth environments.

 

How much space should be needed to grow Valerian?

Valerian can grow to a mature height of 3 to 5 feet (90 to 150 cm) and a spread of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), so keep that in mind when planting it in a garden or outdoor area.

Generally, it is advised to space Valerian plants 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) apart. This distance gives the plants adequate room to stretch out and thrive, promoting healthy air circulation and avoiding crowding.

 

What zone does Valerian grow in?

Valerian is well-suited to temperate climates and is typically recommended for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. It is adaptable and can tolerate a range of conditions, but it generally prefers cool to mild temperatures and well-draining soil. 

When should I harvest Valerian?

Valerian roots are typically harvested in the fall of the plant's second or third year. During this time, the energy of the plant is often concentrated in the roots. When ready to harvest, carefully remove the roots, give them a good cleaning, and let them dry so they can be stored and used later.

Does Valerian flower or fruit?

Valerian typically flowers in late spring to early summer that are typically white to pale pink, and the blooms add a delicate touch to the plant's overall appearance. After flowering, Valerian may produce small, dry fruits, but the primary focus for harvest and use is usually on the roots.

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