Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), packet of 30 seeds

$2.95

Family:  Heath (Ericaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(Bearberry, Kinnikinik) Spreading perennial evergreen groundcover.  Circumpolar.  The herb covers entire hillsides and has been adopted by landscapers for use in the city as a drought tolerant, glossy leaved groundcover.  Does well in pots.  Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): urinary infections, smoking blends.  Plant prefers acidic soils, full sun to part shade.  Scarify seed vigorously on sandpaper.  Fire dependent germinator.  Sow in fall, spring, or summer.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
30 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated , Untreated, NO GMO’s

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    Nellie

    Do you have established bearberry plants for sale?

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      Richo Cech

      Sorry, I do not.

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    Regina

    How well does this germinate? Not familiar with “fire dependent germinator.”

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      Hi there Regina, Uva Ursi germinates very well when the right conditions are met. For fire dependency, see page 14 of “The Medicinal Herb Grower.” In short, the seed is planted in fast-draining mix and a flash fire is built over the top.
      Richo

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