She-Chuang-Zi (Snow Parsley) (Cnidium monnieri) seeds, Organic


Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Annual, requiring 90 days to seed

(Monnier’s Snowparsley, She chuang zi)  Annual flowering to 18 inches, native to a wide distribution in Europe, India and Asia, especially China.  Some sources list this as a perennial but it has always been a dependable monocarpic flowering annual in my gardens.  The plant is similar in appearance to Queen Anne’s Lace, with bipinnate leaves and multiple upright stalks crowned by the white, umbelliferous flower that is typical to its family.   The entire plant is used in TCM, although it is the seeds which are most commonly employed.  Source of the compound known as osthole.  Traditional use: sexual stimulant.  Plant prefers an open, sunny situation and plenty of water in the springtime, as it establishes itself early in the year.  This plant is not particular about soil type, thriving equally well in loam and clay.   Press seed into soil surface and keep evenly moist, warm and in the light until germination.  Seeds require about 2 weeks to germinate.  Direct seed in spring or work up greenhouse-propagated seedlings in successively larger pots and transplant to garden once large enough to withstand the rigors of the outdoors.  Space plants 1 foot apart.

packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~1,500 seeds
5 g contains ~7,5000 seeds
10 g contains ~15,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown


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