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Sarsaparilla, Native
Sarsaparilla, Native

  • Price: $18.00

Requires a moist well-drained lime-free soil in sun or light shade. This species tolerates temperatures that occasionally fall to about -7°C. If protected it will grow through such temperatures in winter. Any pruning is best carried out immediately after the plant has flowered. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.

Comments Warnings : Leaves are boiled to make a tea and have a green tea flavor with a sweet aftertaste. The plant is very beautiful with purple flowers and is mostly treasured for its ornamental purposes.