I’ve been growing Valerian in many gardens of my past, well before we moved here to the Cariboo. It is a wonderful perennial plant, so it dies back in the fall and then grows again in the spring. You can grow them from seed or buy one in a container and transplant it.
I absolutely love the fragrance of Valerian so I just kept dividing existing plants and bringing some along when we moved. I’ve always just planted it again at the new place.
I brought some up here and planted them in the flower garden right under the porch. The fragrance is beautiful and we can smell the flowers when we sit outside.
Valerian has long been used as a natural sleeping aid. The bees are really attracted to these flowers and we all need to help the bees.
Come over to Country Living in a Cariboo Valley and read more about Valerian.