Stratified American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
Historically abundant in hardwood forests throughout the eastern and north central states, native ginseng is unfortunately extinct in many areas today; however, ginseng is widely cultivated in Wisconsin and Canada. Our stratified seeds can be direct sown in hardwood forests or properly shaded beds beginning in September until the ground freezes. The following spring, seedlings will emerge. Ginseng can be grown in zones 3-8. REFRIGERATE UNTIL PLANTING.
- 40 Stratified Seeds Minimum
- Germination: Spring after fall planting
- Maturity: 4-6 years
- Direct sow 1½” deep in moist, humus-rich soil. 75-80% shade required.
- Space plants 4-8” apart.
- Do not fertilize.
- Refrigerate until planting.