Valeriana officinalis

#354 Valerian
Ex Eco Seeds. Hardy perennial herb grows 60cm to 1.5m tall. Clusters of small pinkish, scented flowers. Donor says the flowering plants attracted clouds of small insects. Said to boost growth of companion vegetables by stimulating phosphorus and earthworm activity. The root attracts cats, vermin and earthworms. Used in rat traps. Its root is supposed to have been carried by the Pied Piper of Hamelin - his music was a decoy!