Astragalus of Canada

Astragalus canadensis

4.25$

Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

A nitrogen fixer, astragalus produces pretty cream-colored flowers with abundant nectar for pollinators.

From August onwards, these will then produce seeds which will persist on the plant for a long time in the fall and even until the start of winter, thus providing an important source of food for birds.

Its edible root is also known for its medicinal properties.

Astragalus seeds must undergo cold stratification to ensure germination. See Crop Notes in Description for details.

Akène cannot assume any responsibility surrounding the use of plants for therapeutic uses. Always seek professional advice before using any medicinal or edible plant.

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Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

A nitrogen fixer, astragalus produces pretty cream-colored flowers with abundant nectar for pollinators.

From August onwards, these will then produce seeds which will persist on the plant for a long time in the fall and even until the start of winter, thus providing an important source of food for birds.

Its edible root is also known for its medicinal properties.

Astragalus seeds must undergo cold stratification to ensure germination. See Crop Notes in Description for details.

Akène cannot assume any responsibility surrounding the use of plants for therapeutic uses. Always seek professional advice before using any medicinal or edible plant.

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Sowing and cultivation

Cold stratification for 30 days and light scarification are necessary to ensure germination of astragalus seeds.

Scarification: gently rub the seeds between two sheets of fine sandpaper, without applying too much pressure to avoid damaging the seeds. We do not want to remove the entire outer covering of the seed (the seed coat), but only damage it to facilitate imbibition, i.e. the absorption of water by the seed.

Stratification: Then mix the seeds with a moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or sand) and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 30 days.

Sow to a depth of 5mm.

The stratified seeds will germinate within a few days and the young plants immediately develop a fairly deep taproot in search of water. So provide containers that are deep enough (5 to 6 inches) to allow this root to develop.

You can also sow directly in place in the fall, scarification and stratification will then take place naturally outside, but the germination rate may be reduced.

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Technical Details

Seeds per bag: 75

Family: Fabaceae

Scientific name : Astragalus canadensis

Life cycle: Perennial

Area : 2

Floor : Well drained, adaptable

Light : Sun, partial shade

Flowering: June to July

Spacing: 60 cm

Height: 90 cm

Deer resistance: No

Stratification: 30 days

Scarification: Sandblasting

Germination time: 15 to 20 days.

Sowing depth: 5 mm

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