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.
|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|
|Bloom Time:||June – August|
|Bloom Description:||Light yellow, pea-like flowers|