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A picture of a Capon's Tail Grass

Capon's Tail Grass

Valeriana pyrenaica

Also known as

Pyrenean Valerian

Valeriana pyrenaica 05 by "pastilletes"/Joan Simon (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Capon's Tail Grass

A close up of some Valeriana pyrenaica flowers
Some Valeriana pyrenaica in flower

Capon's Tail Grass Overview

Valeriana pyrenaica is a herbaceous perennial plant from the Caprifoliaceae family. Commonly known by the names Capon's Tail Grass and Pyrenean Valerian. It has a bushy habit and can grow to 1.2m in height. Foliage is large and heart-shaped. Attractive small flowers coloured light purple are produced in clusters.

How to propagate Capon's Tail Grass



Special features of Capon's Tail Grass

Attractive flowers


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