Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

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Astragalus is easily grown in well-drained soil in full sun. This plant is characterized by its hairy stems, dense imparipinnate leaflets, and small, yellowish pea-like flowers on the axils of its leaves. Its roots have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and is said to promote immune wellness. This plant will need an annual pruning to control its growth, if desired.

Type: Perennial
Growing Zones: 5-10
Sow: Start indoors in pots after required cold stratification and preparation, then sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed.
Sow Depth: 1/4 in.
Days to Germinate: 3-10 after cold stratification
Special Maintenance:  Allow 21 days of cold stratification, then light scarification of the seed. A fine-grade sandpaper is recommended. Before planting, place seeds in warm water overnight. Seeds should look swollen by morning.
Days to Harvest: 720 – 730
Sunlight: Full sun
Bloom Time: June – August
Bloom Description: Light yellow, pea-like flowers
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Special Properties:  Medicinal

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 2.25 × .1 in


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