Astragalus (Huang-qi) - 30 seeds (Astragalus membranaceaus) SM
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Family: Legume (Fabaceae). Hardy to Zones 4 to 10 (mulch heavily in colder zones).
Plant Description: Herbaceous perennial native to China. Plants get quite large, flowering to 6 feet, with yellow flowers giving way to pea-like follicles.
Traditional usage (TCM): increase vital energy and protect against illness. *CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FOR MEDICAL USE*
Growing Instructions: Scarify seed lightly on medium grit sandpaper and soak overnight in mycoblast tea or kelp tea, which encourages eventual n-fixing nodulation. Direct seed in early spring, or give 20 days cold, moist refrigeration and then sow cool. Germ. in 3 to 10 days. Thin to 6 inches apart. Plant is a sturdy survivor, and prefers full sun, average soil, and good drainage.
Packet contains 30 seeds. Certified Organically Grown.
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