Last of the fragrant flowers to plant in your garden. How many of you have a valerian plant in your garden?
So many scented flowers remind us of our favorite foods. Valerian gives off a scrumptious cherry-vanilla scent that is strongest in the evening air. The fragrance is best appreciated at a distance, once it's had time to blend with the breeze. It's strong hint of vanilla gives it the common name of 'garden heliotrope'. I have had this plant on the perennial racks so need to think about adding it to your perennial bed.
The flower heads are clusters of small, tubular flowers held up high on hollow, but sturdy stems. The plants spread by rhizomes, but do not generally get out of control. Besides, a large mass of Valerian is the best way to enjoy it.
Height: 18 - 24 inches
Width: 2-3 ft.
Hardiness Zone: USDA zones 4 - 9
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade Looks good for a variety of sun....give it some thought.
Valerian is a perennial plant that is native to Europe and grows up to 2 feet tall. It is grown to decorate gardens, but also grows wild in damp grasslands. Straight, hollow stems are topped by umbrella-like heads. Its dark green leaves are pointed at the tip and hairy underneath.
taken from https://www.thespruce.com/deliciously-fragrant-heirloom-flowers-
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa
Hi! My name is Becky and I am a Master Gardener. I own Becky's Greenhouse in Dougherty, Iowa.