Dang-shen, pilosula (Codonopsis pilosula) seeds, organic

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$3.95$10.00

Family:  Bellflower (Campanulaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Dang-shen, Poor Man’s Ginseng) Twining and vining perennial native to China.  Traditional usage (TCM): builds chi and tonifys the blood. A soft and pretty climber with bell-shaped blossoms. The roots are crunchy, very sweet, quite delicious.  The herb in TCM is the pressed and dried, rolled root that is sugary and chewy.  Highly recommended. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and something to climb on–preferably another plant but lacking that at least a string.  Sow in spring. Watch out for gophers, these roots are tastier than carrots!

Packet contains 50 seeds
1 g contains ~2,500 seeds
5 g contains ~12,500 seeds
10 g contains ~25,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Marie Irene Knoll

    Marie Irene Knoll

    Great germination. Love the plant.

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    • Woodvamp

      Should this also be stratified with osilating temperatures?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      No, this seed was tested 30 days ago to high germ rate, standard horticultural technique, sow in warm conditions, light, keep moist. very vigorous seed lot. r

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    • Jack

      Does this plant go dormant during winter? and can it survive without light during dormancy?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, it goes dormant after first frost. It does not need light during dormancy. r

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