Valerian, Anthos Arterner Mix (Organic)
Valeriana officianalis. Perennial in zones 4–9.
A mix of improved strains of valerian, preferred for commercial production due to high essential oil content and good root yields. Valerian is a favored herbal treatment for insomnia and the small, pink and white flowers were once used in perfumes. Considered a powerful brain and muscle sedative, valerian can have varying effects on people, even stimulating some. Dried valerian flowers are used in a biodynamic preparation that is applied to compost to stimulate phosphorous. Plants can grow to 5′ tall and spread slowly via rhizomes.