Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) packet of 20 seeds, Organic (available in the USA only)
Family: Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 8
Native to the Eastern hardwood forests, this plant adapts beautifully to the shade garden or may be seeded into the woodlands. One might wonder about the functionality of planting a relatively rare and slow-growing medicinal herb from seed, when potted plants or live rootstock would appear to be a faster way to having the herb in your garden. Well, it turns out that growing the plant in place from seed can be a better choice. The plant gains a sense of place and there is no transplant shock. All the plant can do is get bigger, which is not always the case with setting roots into the garden–sometimes they actually shrink over time. Goldenseal prefers a protected spot with deep, moist, slightly acidic loam soil and dappled shade. Traditional usage: TWM, bitter, astringent and antibacterial, MRSA, wounds, oral infections, conjunctivitis, digestive bitter. We generally begin shipping fresh goldenseal seeds in June and continue until the seeds run out. Sow seeds in moist forest soil in a flat in the shadehouse immediately upon receipt. Another option is to go into the shade garden or forest, lift back the mulch and barely cover the seeds in the mineral soil, tamp securely, then replace the mulch back on top of the seeding. Germination is in the spring. Space plants 1 foot apart.
Packet of 20 seeds, Certified Organically Grown
[AVAILABLE IN THE USA ONLY, NO INTERNATIONAL SALES]
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