The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Valeriana officianalis

Valeriana officianalis (Valeriana officinalis (Arznei-Baldrian))

I was so impressed as these flowering stalks reached three foot and the flowering umbels like baseballs. Little did I know that this was half its size. I also discovered an almost unpleasant smell, but paired with tall nice fragrances, the floweriness is enhanced. Maybe lovely with my sweet smelling Trollius, Golden Queen.

Comments on this photo


They make a good show GT, I've these and the pink and NOT cut them for indoors....I had such a job finding where that smell was coming!

25 Aug, 2012


This whole area of the garden really took on a sour smell. It seems to enhance other flower smells, but cannot stand alone at all. :-) I'll find a more appropriate place for it in the new garden. It is so huge! Some where protected from rain and far from the front door. :-)

26 Aug, 2012


We've had so much rain here this summer GT, I was putting it down to it not agreeing with the flowers. They do love the hot and dry conditions don't they?

27 Aug, 2012


Our wild valeriana is always found somewhere more wet. I am looking to protect those flower heads. I watched them stare at the ground for a month his year before I just cut them off, weighted down by the rain. We've had a lot of rain here this summer too, resulting in the coolest July in 30 years.

27 Aug, 2012

Comment on this photo

Pictures by greenthumb
2158 of 2356

  • Lastsummer1_060goy
  • Lastsummer1_071regoy

What else?

See who else is growing Valeriana officinalis (Arznei-Baldrian).

See who else has plants in genus Valeriana.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    26 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008