red valerian

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red valerian

Postby lindyw » Jun 30, 2009 1:29 pm

I love red valerian and have planted MANY times. I had success for awhile with one plant but alas, it died also. Can anyone give me any tips on planting areas, etc. for successful overwintering? Hate spending the $$ every year.

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Re: red valerian

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 30, 2009 7:40 pm

I tried it twice and had no success.
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Re: red valerian

Postby lazygardner » Jul 06, 2009 1:52 am

I seem to recall I had it in my garden one summer but I see it no more. A friend has a white flowered valerian which she says grows everywhere in her garden, which tends to be shady, rich and damp. She says it smells wonderful. Wish I could help.
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Re: red valerian

Postby GrannyNanny » Oct 27, 2009 9:11 pm

In England, valerian grows as a weed along roads and byways. A friend in Cornwall asked me why in the world I would ever plant it in a garden, because it just grows rampantly where she lives. I guess it's sort of like geraniums in CA -- they don't get any respect! Phyllis
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Re: red valerian

Postby Chris_W » Feb 28, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi,

It seems to like it well-draining, somewhat dry. Sort of one of those plants that would much rather be neglected.

Problem is, like granny nanny mentions, once it takes hold it is a nuisance. Will come up everywhere! For that reason, I wouldn't recommend it. You might actually be lucky that it never took for you :eek:
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Re: red valerian

Postby beautifulgardens » Mar 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Does anyone have any great pointers for keeping these alive? It seems like it takes a lot of work.
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