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Panax quinquefolius | American ginseng | 10_Seeds

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Here I am offering Seeds from Panax quinquefolius, also known as American ginseng. These herbs grow to about a foot and a half high and like to live in full shade. This highly sought after plant blooms from late Spring until early Summer, and the flowers are followed by bright red berries which the birds just love. This is an endangered species in many areas. The roots are edible and can be candied if that is preferred. The leaves and roots both are used to make tea. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 7

Average review
Very fast shipping, and the seeds look great! There's no sign of damage or any illness on the seed casings. I'm going to be starting them just as soon as the pots are ready, and I'm really happy with the simple growing instructions sent as well. One thing I am a bit less thrilled about after messaging the seller to ask since I realized it didn't say on the description was if the seeds were stratified to make sure they had a higher chance of germination....these weren't, and ginseng takes forever to stratify.
Aug 10, 2016 by Deborah Gregory

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If you are having any buyers remorse after you make your purchase please just write "Return To Sender" on your package and give it back to your mailman. When your purchase returns here a couple days later I will give you a full refund.
If you have opened your seeds and you want to return them, please mail them back to me here at:

Buy Rare Seeds
1395 27th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

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If you have already planted your seeds then it is too late to return them. Please be patient; Some seeds can take over a year before they finally find the proper conditions to germinate.