Fang-feng (Saposhnikovia divaricata), packet of 30 seeds

$3.95

Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Chinese Laserwort, Siler)  Herbaceous perennial flowering in white umbels to 32 inches, native to China, Russia, Korea and Japan.  The dried root is traditionally used as a warming herb in TCM for treatment of spasm, tremor, and pain of head, body, and arthritis.  Plant prefers regular garden soil and a sunny exposure. In fall or early spring, sow seed on surface and press in, keep cool and evenly moist until germination. Germination in 19 days.  Deep, unobstructed soils encourage the growth of long, straight roots.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

30 seeds per packet

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    Ed Skopal

    how many years to harvest root? can aerial parts be used too?

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      I don’t really know. this is the first year I’ve grown this successfully from seed and so will find out more as the plants progress. I believe it is the root that is employed, not the aerial parts.

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