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Astragalus - Live Plant
Astragalus - Live Plant
Astragalus - Live Plant
Astragalus - Live Plant

Astragalus - Live Plant

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Description

Astragalus is a perennial plant that is USDA hardy from growing zones 5-9. Astragalus (astragalus monogholicus) is also known as Hwanggi. Astragalus is available in a 3.5" pot. All plants have been grown by seed unless otherwise noted.

What should I know about growing Astragalus?

Successful growth of Astragalus hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Astragalus is full sun.

Astragalus does best in well-drained, sandy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Astragalus. Providing 18-24 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and stand up to 24-36 inches tall.

Although Astragalus typically produces blooms summer, flowering could be delayed until the second year, depending on the planting date.

What are the uses of Astragalus?

Historically, the roots of the plant has been utilized to create tea, tincture, revealing the numerous benefits associated with Astragalus.

About Astragalus

Astragalus (Astragalus mongholicus) is a graceful botanical wonder that showcases fragile fern-like leaves that cascade elegantly, lending a touch of nature's beauty to your space. It stands as a multi-faceted treasure that graces your surroundings while offering a connection to centuries of herbal wisdom.

Astragalus roots have been used in cooking for ages to add a delicate, earthy flavor to a variety of cuisines. It is not only a flavor enhancer but also a nutritional booster because it is rich in nutrients. Medicinally, this plant has a reputation for having the ability to enhance vitality and general well-being. Its roots may strengthen the body against infections since they are thought to contain substances that activate immune responses. 

How to Use Astragalus

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried astragalus roots are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried astragalus root is soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Astragalus oil can be combined with beeswax to form an antimicrobial salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried astragalus roots can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form an astragalus vinegar infusion.

Astragalus - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Astragalus an annual or perennial plant?

Astragalus (Astragalus mongholicus) is a perennial herbaceous plant that is native to various regions in Asia, including China and Mongolia.  It belongs to the Astragalus genus, which encompasses a wide range of species, some of which are annuals and others that are perennials. 

 

How much space should be needed to grow Astragalus?

Place Astragalus plants 12 to 18 inches apart when arranging them in a garden bed. This spacing enables them to fill in the area as they expand, resulting in a unified and attractive planting. If you are planning to grow them in containers, choose a container that is at least 12 to 18 inches in diameter and depth. 

 

What zone does Astragalus grow in?

Astragalus is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9 and in colder regions, the plant will go dormant in winter and resprout in spring.

 

When should I harvest Astragalus?

Before harvesting the roots, it is typically advised to wait at least three years after planting. The roots will have grown enough by this point to contain the desired therapeutic ingredients. The ideal season for astragalus root harvesting is in the autumn, typically from September to November. The plant has accumulated nutrients in its roots at this time to prepare for winter dormancy.

 

Does Astragalus flower or fruit?

Astragalus produces small, pea-like flowers that are typically white or pale yellow in color. After successful pollination, they develop into seed pods that release seeds when they mature and change their color.

 

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