Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Goldenseal: Hydrastis canadensis, which most gardeners simply call goldenseal, is a North American native species that you'd find in nature in the shady forests of the cool to moderate growing zones.
Other names that identify this same species are:
- ● Eye-balm
- ● Golden root
- ● Eye root
- ● Orangeroot
- ● Jaundice root
- ● Yellow puccoon
- ● Indian plant (paying homage to its use in Indigenous folklore)
Gardeners prize goldenseal for decorative use in a container gardens, shade gardens, and--because it stays under foot high--as a ground cover plant.
Goldenseal Flourishes in the Shade
As a forest native, goldenseal performs best in partial shade to shady conditions.
Besides adequate shade, it prefers loosened soil that contains wood matter--think hardwood mulch, shredded leaves, or even peat moss. Gardeners layer these organic materials over goldenseal plants before the snow flies in the coldest growing zones.
Once you recreate those forest growing conditions, goldenseal is easy to care for, requiring no fertilizer or additional care--save for a drink of water during an extended drought.
It resists disease, molds, and mildew and will form colonies that fill your shady area if you enrich the soil and give it adequate water.
Goldenseal attracts birds, bees, and other pollinating insects and squirrels who eagerly snack on its tiny fruits.
Goldenseal Is a Petite Beauty
Goldenseal is a smaller plant, topping out at around twelve inches high and wide.
The stem and leaves emerge from a robust root system. The leaves are a beautiful citrine green, three- to seven-lobed, and form in pairs atop the stem. They produce solitary, tiny white flowers in the late spring.
The flowers make way for the tiny bright red berries attracting birds and squirrels into your garden for a treat. Some gardeners deliberately plant goldenseal away from a vegetable garden to lure these creatures to a more appropriate snack.
Order Your Goldenseal Plant From TN Nursery Today
For a smaller shade plant that will attract birds and squirrels to entertain you, TN Nursery suggests goldenseal. Place your order today.
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I have this grown thickly in my backyard. A good medication for common colds and an ornamental as well.
Good product. . The plants are pretty healthy and by the looks of them ,
This is best combined with shrubs bearing flowers. I have this plant last spring and very excited to get the full bloom in the next spring season. Thank you TN nursery for providing me the list of perennial plants that suits my interest.
Finally I got my orders of this perennial selection. I got it in very perfect shape. Thank you TN nursery for the best packaging of my purchase. More in the future.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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