Siberian Ginseng is a small shrub native to NE Asia. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, & is still used today. It is not actually a true Ginseng, but is called Ginseng because of it’s similar properties. The shrub are very cold hardy, & can grow in sandy, poor, or clay soils. The branches have thorns. Bees pollinate the summer flowers, turning them into 1/2” dark blue ornamental fall berries.
Seeds per packet: 20
Sowing: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: warm stratify for 6 months, cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: seed may start to germinate in cold strat. Sow seed 1/4″ deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.