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Ginseng, American (2 years old) - 3 roots


Panax quinquefolius ARALIACEAE
Native populations of American ginseng are found in the eastern and central hardwood forests of the Appalachian Mountains extending from the southern Appalachians, northward into Eastern Canada. Ginseng prefers a cool temperate climate and does best in rich, moist, well-drained woods that have a north or east slope. It is usually associated with beech, oak, poplar, and other deep-rooted hardwoods. Good indicators of ginseng habitat are plants such as bloodroot, jewel weed, trillium, wild yam, hepatica, wild ginger, Solomon's seal, Jack-in-the-pulpit, black cohosh, galax, and ferns. Ginseng is relatively easy to cultivate provided that it has at least 70% shade, and has a rich, moist, well-drained soil high in humus and calcium. Plants are ready for harvest after 5 to 7 years from seed, or 3 to 5 years from 2-year old rootstock. Medicinal: Adaptogen.
Supplied as two-year old cultivated roots.
Orders for American Ginseng roots are shipped in October. Cultural instructions included with shipment.

[Culture: Perennial, zones 4-8/---/---/transplant/Fall/70 to 80% shade/12-18" ht./8" apart. ]


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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 November, 2004.

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