Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Family: Legume (Fabaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 10 (mulch heavily in colder zones)
(Astragalus membranaceus = Astragalus propinquus, the Chinese herb Huang-qi) Herbaceous perennial native to China. Traditional usage (TCM): increase vital energy and protect against illness. Plants get quite large, flowering to 6 feet, with yellow flowers giving way to pea-like follicles. Plant is a sturdy survivor, and prefers full sun, average soil, and good drainage. Scarify seed lightly and soak overnight in mycoblast tea or kelp tea, which encourages n-fixing nodulation. Direct seed in early spring. Germ in 3 to 10 days. Thin to 6 inches apart. Plants flower yellow-white to 6 feet tall.
50 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown