Valeriana offinialis subsp.sambucifolia with Nepeta tuberosa and Verbena bonairiensis
Perfect Partners: Valeriana sambucifolia in the our garden with Verbena bonariensis, Nepeta tuberosa, Lychnis coronaria Alba and Achillea Jacqueline. (July).

Tall airy plants with fragrant, normally white or pale pink flowers in late Spring / Early Summer. The Valerian is used as a herbal remedy to encourage sleep - NB our plants mustn't be used this way as we use a soil-based insecticide.

Best in semi-shade but do well in full sun in our garden. Drought tolerant.

A member of the Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) family.

Valeriana sambucifolia makes a lovely, long-lasting backdrop in our garden.

Valeriana sambucifolia

Unusual form with attractively, finely divided leaves. The flowers are white, tinged pink with age. The overall impression of the plant in the border is a white version of Verbena bonariensis. According the plant authorities, this is a subspecies of the common V.officinalis; however the plants do not self seed at all but spread by underground stems to form clumps. Sweetly fragrant. About 4-5ft / 120-150cm tall but airy and "see-through".  Flowers June through to early August.

Price £6.00 (9cm pot)

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