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'. 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
taken from: http://gardening.about.com/od/flowergardening/ss/Deliciously-Fragrant-Heirloom
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa