Grindelia
Germination Days : 14-21
Planting Depth : Barely cover
Seed Code : N
Seeds Per Packet : 50
Spacing : 12
When To Plant : Spring
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Grindelia, Gumplant HGR-8160

PKT

50
Seeds

Sought-after herb for asthma and other upper respiratory problems.

Rare in commerce, but easy to grow.

Three-foot plants are covered with yellow flowers.

In the center of each flower is a pool of balsamic resin, easily tinctured for medicinal use. Until all herbs were dropped from the official list of prescription drugs, this was prescribed for both asthma and poison oak/ivy.

Gumplant seems to interrupt histamine reactions and soothe overreactive systems. Likes full sun and good drainage. A rare and hard-to-find seed.

BOTANICAL NAME: Grindelia hirsutula

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Soak seeds overnight and sow in damp but freely-draining medium in flats, or in place in a sunny, well-drained spot. Any garden soil that is not too acid or wet should do. When plants are 3" high, transplant to 18" apart. Doesn't require much care and is drought-resistant. However, the young plants need regular water to get established. Harvest flowers and top leaves when flowers are half-open and have a pool of resin in the center.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 6-10/Height 3'/Spacing 12"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly

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