USDA Zones: 5 - 8
Height: 16 inches
Bloom Season: June - August
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Partial shade to full shade
Soil Type: Well drained soil, pH 5.6 - 5.8
Deer Resistant: No
Latin Name: Panax Ginseng
Temperature: Max 41F
Average Germ Time: Germination irregular, often many months
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) - Anybody with an interest in herbal medicine has heard of the herbal root ginseng. Many people can benefit greatly from panax ginseng. This particular ginseng, which is often called Asian, Chinese and Korean Ginseng, is the most widely used type of ginseng. The ginseng root has been used as medicine for dozens of ailments throughout China for more than 4,000 years. The demand for this root is immense; therefore, increases the value to often more than $500 per pound. Ginseng typically takes at least seven years to reach a desirable size, so it is a slow but profitable crop.
After harvest, its roots are heated and soaked in a liquid containing other herbs when they are processed which causes the ginseng root to turn red.
Anybody with an interest in herbal medicine has heard of the herbal root ginseng!
How to Grow
Prior to planting, store your seeds in sand or peat in a refrigerator for six months before you begin germination. Sow your Ginseng seeds in soil with good drainage and a well-shaded spot. Sow seeds in the fall about one and a half inches deep.
- Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
- Average Germ Time: Germination irregular
- often many months
Ginseng can also be cultivated indoors in planters with drainage chambers. Place them in a spot out of direct sunlight.
- Height: 16 inches
- USDA Zones: 5 - 8
- Season: Perennial