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- Botanical Latin Name: Hydrastis Canadensis Common Name: Goldenseal, Orangeroot, or Yellow Puccoon. Sun Exposure: Prefers shaded canopy of trees in the forest allowing 60% to 70% light. Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 - 8. Native to southern Canada and nor
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Botanical Latin Name: Hydrastis Canadensis
Common Name: Goldenseal, Orangeroot, or Yellow Puccoon.
Sun Exposure: Prefers shaded canopy of trees in the forest allowing 60% to 70% light.
Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 - 8. Native to southern Canada and northeastern North America.
Mature Height: 10 to 15 inches tall.
Spread: Use rootstock about 1/2 inch long as seeds are too challenging to produce without the tallness.
Spacing: Plant 8 inches apart in rows.
Growth Rate: Harvest roots and stems in the fall three years after planting.
Flowering Time: The flowers appear two years after planting.
How Long It Flowers: April and May.
Flower Color: Small with green and white stamens.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained and humus-rich in a shaded area.
Pruning: Rootlets can transplant during their dormant period in October.
Flower Form: Thick yellow golden rootstock harvests for use within three years.
The stem is hairy and slightly purple colored. The top of the plant has two large hairy leaves with five to seven double toothed-lobes. Small white flowers bloom in the spring. Red raspberry-like fruit grows on top with two seeds. Golden Seal is a treasured medicinally plant used by Native Americans as a stomach ailment remedy and a yellow dye. Modern uses have shown goldenseal root fights. Coli and helps enhance the healing properties of other herbs. The species is endangered from over picking and under-planting.