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Tennessee Milkvetch

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$6.33
Bloom Color
White,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Love it

    Posted by Johnson on 9th May 2016

    Ordered these 4x this spring. I am trying to fill in an area that is an eye sore. Everything "took" to my horrible red clay soil, and I know that it will take a year or 2 to get the result I want. If you have patience, these perennials are budget friendly and will eventually be gorgeous

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Shipping Information

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Tennessee Milkvetch – Astragalus Tennesseensis 

 Among the vast array of herbs and plants that inhabit our beautiful green Earth, among the Eastern United States region lies a significant amount of perennial plant that can catch the eye and provide herbal health alternatives. Within the variable species of the milkvetch plant, the Tennessee Milkvetch is among the most commonly spotted and sought-after plants. It ranges and differs in appearance, size, growth per year and its hardy growing zones. It has been speculated that this plant can improve vitality, overall health and stamina. The Tennessee Milk vetch is a protected species of flowering plant scientifically known as Astragalus Tenneseenis. It is a perennial plant that in appearance bears small cream flower blossoms with a thick yellow root, attractive to bees, birds and butterflies. Some of the blooms can vary in colors ranging from yellow, violet, blue and green.  It contains several triterpene saponins and polysaccharides. This beautiful plant is native to the Eastern United States region, frequenting the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama and Indiana. This plant is more frequently found in the state of Tennessee. This plant became extinct and endangered in the states of Illinois and Indiana, but was then reintroduced in Indiana. According to the national plant index, this plant has been caused for special concern in the state of Tennessee.

You can find Tennessee Milkvetch inhabiting the hardy growing zones such as cedar glades, glade and grassland ecotones as well as wide, open prairies.

 

The Tennessee Milk-vetch plant grows heavily in the mid-spring and late summer months in large compounds. The initial seedlings are exceptionally slow to grow and take a time-consuming length to reach full development. It functions and adapts better in drier, drought-ridden areas and cannot withstand growth per year in the shade. Stemming from the Astragalus plant, the Tennessee Milk-vetch holds a lot of formal uses throughout its native plant family. The Astragalus plant is a native Chinese and Mongolian herb used for alternative herbal treatments. In China, the milkvetch plant is dried and peeled at the root, being coated in honey and sold as a dessert on a stick. It is been said that many species of milkvetch derive from these healing herbs and can often provide herbal treatment. Some of these formal and practical uses include assisting in subduing the side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients, serving as an immunity booster in prevention of liver damage, blood flow improvement in diabetic patients while restoring blood sugar levels, circulation improvement, metabolism increase and the improvement of the adrenal gland as well as digestive function. Overall, the milkvetch plant offers many attributes and qualities, recommended to grow in a biological environment. With its superb herbal health uses, beautiful appearance and substantial growth amount, the milkvetch plant makes for an amazing addition to a botanical garden or home garden.

Tennessee Milkvetch requires full sun exposure to thrive with average water needs.