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Valeriana celtica - L.

Common Name
Family Valerianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Some caution is advised with the use of this plant. At least one member of the genus is considered to be poisonous raw[161] and V. officinalis is a powerful nervine and sedative that can become habit-forming.
Habitats Alpine pastures, 1800 - 2800 metres[50].
Range Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Valeriana celtica


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Valeriana celtica
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Valeriana celtica is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from May to July. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root. An aromatic flavour[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses



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Nervine.

The whole plant, but especially the root, is nervine[61].

Other Uses

Essential.

The roots are added to bath water to make it aromatic[4, 245]. An essential oil from the roots has a powerful aroma resembling chamomile and patchouli[245].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. A calcifuge plant, it requires an acid soil[50, 200]. The roots are sweetly scented, the aroma resembling chamomile and patchouli[245]. The root used to be exported for use in perfumery etc[245]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed because it requires light for germination[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant out into their permanent positions in the summer if sufficient growth has been made. If the plants are too small to plant out, grow them on in the greenhouse or frame for their first winter and plant them out early in the following summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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