Astragalus - Huang Qi (Astragalus membranaceus) - 25 Seeds
Are you looking for an ancient, powerful herb to really boost your garden? Look no further than Astragalus - Huang Qi (Astragalus membranaceus). This amazing plant has been highly revered in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is now gaining popularity in North America. In preparing its root, you can give a ‘lifting energy’ to your garden with the power to protect against many ailments.
But don’t just take our word for it! Clinical studies have confirmed Astragalus’ abilities to strengthen the immune system with its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial qualities. So if you want a powerful herb that baffles our science while pleasing gardeners everywhere - look no further than Astragalus!
•Also known as Milk Vatch or Huang Qi.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 5-9
It is recommended to scarify the Astragalus herb seeds by scratching the seed coat with a file or nicking it with a knife. It is also helpful to soak the Astragalus herb seeds in hot water for 24 - 48 hours. This scarification helps the seed to germinate more quickly. Most herb gardeners recommend starting the Milk Vetch seed directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Astragalus herb plants prefer sandy, well-drained soils that have some organic compost worked into it. The first year of establishment is the most challenging. Mulch around the herb plant to protect it during its first winter.
Special instructions: Scarify (scratch) the seed coating.
Seed depth: 1/4 - 1/2" deep
Sow rate: 2-3 seeds per plant
Spacing: 12 inches