Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Ginseng (Araliaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 7
(Ci-wu-jia, Siberian Ginseng) Woody perennial shrub with ginseng-like leaves and white flowers giving way to the blue-black fruits. Rare in cultivation. Native to North Korea, northern China and Siberia. The root and root bark are the parts used. Traditional usage: adaptogen. Source of eleutherosides. The plant will thrive in full sun and moist soil in the north, but prefers shade and moist soil in hotter, more southerly locations. Plant does well with standard garden soil and may be spaced 10 feet apart. Cultivation from seeds: If in winter or early spring, sow seed in a cool greenhouse or in flats left in the shadehouse, shade garden, or in moist, cool woods. Sowing in flats in the cold greenhouse is advised, because this gives better control. Germination is usually in the first spring although seed may require 2 vernal cycles to germinate. This is the non-spiny cultivar that we prefer, due to its handle-ability. A lovely plant, really. A rare offering of newly harvested and dried seeds.
20 seeds per packet, certified organically grown