Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
A tall, elegant, pale pink wildflower found throughout Scotland in damp places, such as pond edges or ditches. Popular with bees and butterflies, it has traditionally been used in many cultures as a medicinal plant for its sedative properties. A charming perennial, it produces flat, candyfloss-like flower heads on stems up to 1.5m tall.
Sowing: sow in autumn or early spring. If sown later in the year place the seeds in moist compost in the fridge for four weeks to aid germination and plant out into a site that does not dry out in summer. Water well and keep young plants weeded. 75-100 seeds per packet.
75-100 seeds per packet.