Valeriana officinalis, Hardy Perennial, Fragrant Pink Umbel Flower, Garden Herb / Ornamental with grey-green foliage & the fragrant (always triple) flower heads are pink in bud, but whiter pink when opened & form an untidy hemispherical umbel perched at the top of the stem from June to Sept. (Ht: 3 ft). Originally used as a perfume in the 16th century & as a medicinal herb since the time of ancient Greece & Rome for sleep disorders and anxiety. Also has historical use as a sedative, anticonvulsant, migraine treatment & pain reliever. Hardy perennial, Tall plants may require staking., Seed Count Approx - 120 avg SOWING - Sow indoors. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Lightly press seeds into the soil but do not cover. Germination takes 15-20 days. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out once the danger of frost has passed with 90cm spacing. Can be sown directly where they are to flower from March to May. Prefers partial shade in any well-drained soil. Keep moist but do not overwater.