Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) seeds, organic

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$3.95

Family: Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10 (mulch heavily in colder zones)

(Astragalus membranaceus = Astragalus propinquus, the Chinese herb Huang-qi, 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 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.  Gallery photo of seeds with roots extending was made possible by scarifying seeds and placing outdoors for 20 days in January, then bringing into greenhouse for germination.  Thin to 6 inches apart. Plants flower yellow-white to 6 feet tall.

Packet contains 30 Seeds
1 g contains ~250 seeds
5 g contains ~1,250 seeds
10 g contains ~2,500 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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