Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng Plant

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers
Native wild Flower Plants & Seed for Home Landscaping & Prairie Restoration

Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng Plant Seedling picture Habitat Bloom Period Flower Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng Plant Seedling picture Medium to heavy Shade June-July yellowish-green
to
greenish-white
9 to 18 inches Average to Moist 12 to 18 Inches Perennial

Ginseng Seedling & mature plant Pictures by cj
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng Plant picture

Sold out of Panax  quinquefolius, American ginseng potted plants and seeds


Please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges on Ginseng potted plants.  Our Ginseng plants are nursery grown from seed.

For other flowers visit the wildflower seed list or Potted Plant List to order Panax quinquefolius, American ginseng potted plants copy the orderform or email questions, comments, and orders to john
We accept payment by check or money order & through PayPal

Panax quinquefolius seed
American ginseng seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet - out of seed

1 ounce - ---- out

1 pound ----------- 

Plant Panax quinquefolius, American ginseng with other native woodland wildflowers like  Columbine  Green Dragon  American Spikenard  Jack-in-the-pulpit  Goat's Beard  Wild Ginger  Wild Geranium  Virginia Bluebells  Woodland Phlox  Jacob's Ladder  Bloodroot  Celandine Poppy   Woodland Spiderwort  Purple Trillium   White Trillium  Blue Cohosh  Black Cohosh  Shooting Star    Christmas Fern   Dutchman's Breeches 
Ordering a l
arger number of plants will increase the shipping only a small amount

Panax quinquefolius, American ginseng, Sang, is found in rich woods from Quebec to Minnesota and South Dakota to Georgia and occurs in Louisiana and Oklahoma. It grows in full shade underneath deciduous hardwood species.   Plant Ginseng in full shade under deciduous trees in well-drained soil and keep moist. Wild American ginseng is typically found in calcium rich forest soils well supplied with organic matter.   In natural conditions, the seed may take two or three years to germinate and the plant three to four years to produce seed. The root takes at least three to four years before it is ready to harvest 

  Best grown in moist, fertile, organically rich, medium wet soils in part shade to full shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. DO NOT DIG PLANTS FROM THE WILD. This species is endangered.  An interesting and increasingly rare native plant for shade areas. Best in herb gardens, native plant gardens, woodland gardens or shade gardens. Generally not grown in borders due to lack of sufficient ornamental interest.

American Ginseng primarily inhabits rich, mesic woods, often on slopes, over a limestone or marble parent material. The species requires adequate moisture (but not wet hollows or swamps) and a closed canopy. Common associate herbaceous species include bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), black cohosh (Cimicifuga spp.), maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum), and yellow lady's slipper (Cypripedium pubescens)  American ginseng occurs from Maine, west to Ontario and perhaps Manitoba, and south to Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Kansas. It is most characteristic of the Appalachian and Ozark regions. American ginseng occurs at generally low densities over a very broad range, with a modern total population of perhaps a billion plants. However, population sizes of this plant have decreased considerably since European settlement, primarily because of extensive digging of its roots for commercial sale (NatureServe 2003). In Louisiana, ginseng is only known from the Tunica Hills Region at Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area located north of St. Francisville, Louisiana. 

Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of several weeks cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall. 

 Native Panax quinquefolius American ginseng is a hardy native wildflower occurring naturally in open woods, ledges and rocky wooded slopes throughout the Ozarks.  Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

Panax quinquefolius American ginseng, Is a very interesting plant for the spring shade garden.  This woodland wildflower grows wild on moist rocky wooded slopes, in valleys and along Ozarks streams across most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  Plant Panax quinquefolius American ginseng in average to moist rich soil in medium to heavy shade in Midwestern and Eastern US.  This is a very unusal wildflower for the shade garden and will grow over most of the Midwestern and Eastern United States.  An interesting and increasingly rare native plant for shade areas. Best in herb gardens, native plant gardens, woodland gardens or shade gardens. Generally not grown in borders due to lack of sufficient ornamental interest.

Threatened and Endangered Plant Information:
Connecticut: - American ginseng Special Concern
Maine: - American ginseng Endangered
Massachusetts: - ginseng Special Concern
Michigan: - ginseng Threatened
New Hampshire: - ginseng Threatened
New York: - ginseng Exploitably Vulnerable
North Carolina: - ginseng Special Concern
Pennsylvania: - ginseng Vulnerable
Rhode Island: - American ginseng Endangered
Tennessee: - American ginseng Special Concern, Commercially Exploited

The map below shows areas where native Panax quinquefolius American ginseng  wildflower plants grow wild, it grows wild over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.  Family Araliaceae Ginseng family

Panax quinquefolius 
American Ginseng

Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia

Wisconsin

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware

 

For shipping charges on Panax quinquefolius American ginseng potted plants email questions, comments & orders to john@easywildflowers.com

Please contact us by email with your address for shipping charges & availability on Panax quinquefolius American ginseng potted plants

We accept payment by check, money order, and through Paypal

Panax quinquefolius American ginseng seeds/plants are not available at this time. 

subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

Home    wildflower seed list   potted plant list  wildflower book list 
  growing and propagating info   invasive plants list   flower photographs 
  your comments   order form   search form   table of contents

 
We accept payment by check or money order & through the PayPal website

Easyliving Wildflowers
PO Box  522
Willow Springs,  Mo.  65793
phone-fax 417-469-2611

Native Panax quinquefolius American ginsengt plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.