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Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) plant, organic

$8.50

Family: Legume (Fabaceae)

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

(Astragalus membranaceus = Astragalus propinquus, Huang-qi)  Herbaceous perennial native to China. Traditional usage (TCM): increase vital energy and protect against illness. The plant prefers full sun and dryish soils or regular garden soil.  Plants get quite large, flowering to 6 feet, with yellow-white flowers giving way to pea-like follicles.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Alice Tavassoli

    Could I grow this very easily in central-west Florida? zone 9b/10a? Do I need to add lime to the soil? How long before I could harvest a lot from one plant? Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello alice, thanks for writing. we do have astragalus listed up to a zone 10 and i think it would do well in the sandy soils of florida. These make their own nitrogen, and one of the ways the root gets bigger is if it has a deep soil unimpeded by rocks. You wouldn’t need to add lime to the soil. I like to use these roots fresh in soup. One 2-year-old root would probably yield enough for 4 soups. You would probably want to grow more than one plant. richo

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    Barbara Graves

    Is this a wild senna?

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    Kendra

    Does astragalus require cold stratification

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