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Zhi-mu (Anemarrhena asphodeloides) potted plant, organic


Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)

Hardy to Zones 2 to 8

Herbaceous perennial monocot native to China and Mongolia, flowering in upright spikes, fragrant, variable colors from pink to brownish-purple, to a height of 30 inches.  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. Space plants 1 foot apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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