Ginseng Seed

  • $4.50

Native populations of American ginseng are found in the eastern and central hardwood forests of the Appalachian Mountains extending from the southern Appalachians, northward into Eastern Canada. Ginseng prefers a cool temperate climate and does best in rich, moist, well-drained woods that have a north or east slope. It is usually associated with beech, oak, poplar, and other deep-rooted hardwoods. Good indicators of ginseng habitat are plants such as bloodroot, jewel weed, trillium, wild yam, hepatica, wild ginger, Solomon's seal, Jack-in-the-pulpit, black cohosh, galax, and ferns. Ginseng is relatively easy to cultivate provided that it has at least 70% shade, and has a rich, moist, well-drained soil high in humus and calcium. Plants are ready for harvest after 5 to 7 years from seed, or 3 to 5 years from 2-year old rootstock. (Panax quinquefolius)

Medicinal: Adaptogen. Supplied as stratified seed.

Growing instructions: a perennial in zones 4-8. Transplant in the fall. Requires 70 to 80% shade. Grows 12-18" high. Keep 8" apart. Full growing instructions are included with your seeds.

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Packet: 3 g - about 30 seeds.