Zhi-mu (Anemarrhena asphodeloides) packet of 20 seeds


Family: Lily (Liliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 8

(Know Mother Root) Herbaceous perennial monocot native to China and Mongolia, flowering in upright spikes, fragrant, variable colors from pink to brownish-purple, to a height of 3 feet.  The leaves are grasslike.  It is the weighty rhizome that is used in TCM: one of the herbs that purges heat, used in treating staph infections, fever, bronchitis, pneumonia.  Source of steroidal saponins.  The plant prefers a part shade exposure with rich, slightly acidic, moist soil.  The seeds may be sown in spring.  They are light-dependent and should be pressed into the surface of a rich potting soil, kept warm and moist until germination, which takes about 2 weeks.  Space plants 8 inches apart.

20 seeds per packet, open-pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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