Herbs Goldenseal Goldenseal

Goldenseal

Organic Root

Product ID: 899

Medicinal Native American root.

Large palmate leaves and big, bright red berries in summer. Grows best in part to full shade in well composted, humus-rich soil. Wild population in danger of extinction. NOTE: We are unable to ship this item outside the U.S. Organically grown.

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3 Units

$23.58
Backordered until 09/12

12 Units

$81.48
Backordered until 09/12

100 Units

$450.00
Backordered until 09/12
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Additional Information

  • This product does not ship outside the United States.
  • This product does not ship to the following states: AA, AE, AP, AS, DC, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI.
Two-year old root divisions are shipped in September for fall planting.
2-year old root divisions are shipped in September for fall planting. Prepare the planting area in the summer, before transplanting. See tech sheet (link below) for instructions.
For full cultural information, please refer to the technical sheet, Goldenseal from Roots.

DAYS TO GERMINATION:
N/A.

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Any piece with a bud or eye and a few strands of fibrous roots should produce a plant. Plant spacing depends on how long you intend to leave plants in the ground before harvesting. If you intend to harvest after three years of growth, space the plants 6" apart in rows that are 8" apart; after four years, plant 8" apart in rows that are 8" apart; or more than four years, plant 8" apart in rows that are 10" apart. Cover the rootstock with 2" of soil. Keep well-weeded, but take care in weeding around young plants to avoid disturbing the roots. Once goldenseal is well established, apply mulch to prevent weed growth.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Part Shade/Shade. Goldenseal grows best in its natural habitat under a hardwood canopy with at least 75% shade, comprised preferably of oak, maple, sycamore, or basswood trees.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Goldenseal prefers a light loam soil that has high humus content and a pH of 5.5-6.5. Good drainage is critical to ensure healthy goldenseal plants.

PLANT HEIGHT: 12".

PLANT SPACING: 6-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-8.

HARVEST: Plants grown from root divisions may be harvested after three to five years of growth. Harvest roots in the fall (September or October) after the tops have died back.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Hydrastis canadensis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
3-5 years to root harvest
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
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