Hco 8067
Germination Days : 10-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 50
Spacing : 15
When To Plant : Spring
7 PKTs Available
Codonopsis HCO-8067



(Dang shen) "Poor Man's Ginseng".

Important Chinese medicinal herb similar in action to ginseng.

Sweet tasting roots have been shown to boost red cell and hemoglobin counts.

Used as a tonic in anemia, dyspepsia, and diabetes. Unusual violet-streaked green bell-shaped flowers on a small climbing vine. Harvest roots 2nd year.

BOTANICAL NAME: Codonopsis pilosula


Sow in deep pots indoors six weeks before last frost, and transplant into well-drained, moist, shady spot in dappled shade, where it can remain undisturbed for at least 2 years. Or direct-sow after frost. Likes a sandy soil, so if your soil is heavy, plant on a slight mound and work in some grit. Grow like carrots, except that is will accept more shade, and it needs something to climb-a larger plant or a trellis. Harvest in fall of second year.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 5-8/Height 3-10' vine/Spacing 15"


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