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Valerian Seeds

Valerian seeds grow into tall, perennial plants renowned for their medicinal roots. They have sweet-scented pink flowers. Valerian loves moist soil, rich in organic matter. It prefers to be in full sun, tolerating partial shade. This incredible herb is celebrated for having calming properties. It’s often used in herbal teas and various remedies, promoting relaxation and sleep.

Survival Garden Seeds offers valerian seeds for sale, perfect for gardeners looking to cultivate this beneficial herb. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their potency and growth vigor, ensuring a successful and therapeutic harvest.

Growing Valerian Seeds in Your Garden

  • Sweetly scented flowers
  • Medicinal roots
  • Calming properties
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Valerian, scientifically Valeriana officinalis, has a long herbal medicine history, mainly for its sedative effects. Its roots contain compounds believed to interact with the nervous system. They ease tension, promoting restful sleep. Valerian tea is well-known for these properties. Valerian is a native plant to Europe and parts of Asia, adapting well to a variety of climates. It is suitable for growth in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.


In early spring or fall, sow valerian seeds directly into the garden bed or start indoors and keep temperatures steady until germination. The seeds require light for germination. Press them into the soil surface rather than burying them. Valerian seeds might take several weeks to germinate. Be patient and maintain consistent soil moisture during this time. Space plants 12-24” apart.


Valerian plants will need regular care. They prefer a garden location with sunlight for at least part of the day. Moist, fertile soil is a must. Water the plants regularly, especially during dry days. Valerian can grow quite tall, often reaching 5 feet so it may need support. Its roots are typically harvested in the fall of the second year after planting. Medicinal properties will peak once the plant has matured a bit. Carefully dig up the roots, wash, and dry for use in teas, tinctures, or capsules.

Growing valerian from seed is a process that requires patience and resilience, but the final product will be wonderful: sweet blooms and beneficial roots. This is a plant bound to be a favorite in your garden, lasting for years.

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