100 Astragalus seeds, Astragalus membranaceus/ A. propinquus, Huang-qi, TCM herb
Astragalus; Herbaceous perennial native to China.
Plant is a sturdy survivor, and prefers full sun, average soil, and good drainage. Scarify seed lightly and soak overnight in mycoblast tea or kelp tea, which encourages nitrogen-fixing nodulation. Direct seed in early spring. Germination in 3 to 10 days. Thin to 6-12 inches apart.
Plants get quite large, flowering to six feet, with yellow flowers giving way to pea-like follicles. Plants flower yellow-white to six feet tall.
Traditional Chinese Medicine usage is to increase vital energy and protect against illness.