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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum)
Pennsylvania Smart Weed Plant is a fast-growing annual that reaches up to four feet in height. It has dark green, oblong leaves, and clusters of small pink and white blossoms. Smartweed is low maintenance and has versatile medicinal and culinary applications. Smartweed blooms from mid-July to the first frost. It thrives in all zones. Its affinity for moist and inundated soil makes it helpful in camouflaging boggy areas, as well as managing erosion. Some species can grow submerged in water, making them an excellent choice for edging ponds and water features.
Smartweed has a history of medicinal uses - It's Latin Name is (Polygonum pensylvanicum)
Pennsylvania Smart Weed Plant has a long history of medicinal use and is still a favorite homeopathic remedy today. The indigenous people of South America used it to combat bacterial infection. In Europe, smartweed poultices were applied to soothe inflamed muscles and to ease a cough and cold symptoms. The plant was also believed to have a repellant effect on insect pests. For this reason, it was recommended that farmers scatter smartweed in barns to drive away flies.
Another name for smartweed is "water pepper," referring to its spicy flavor. The leaves and stems can be used like cayenne pepper to flavor soups, poultry, and other dishes. The plant can be ground up like a seasoning, or chopped and sprinkled over dishes as a garnish. The roots can also be soaked and cooked. Smartweed's rapid growth and robust nature permit abundant harvesting without too much depletion of the stock.
Smartweed is a food source for waterfowl.
In the wild, smartweed is a crucial source of food for waterfowl. It also attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are essential to the health of any ecosystem - and make a visually pleasing addition to a garden. Overall, smartweed offers exciting rewards for minimal startup and maintenance effort.
USDA Climate Zone: 4-8
Height: 4 in. To 8 in.
Width: 1 ft. 8 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade.
Pennsylvania Smart Weed Plant Polygonum pensylvanicum)