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Astragalus membranaceus
qi / Huang qi
  • Hardy to Zone 4
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 100%
  • Approximately 30 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
Sale Sold out

Astragalus is a perennial herb native to China. The roots are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for boosting the immune system and restoring vital energy.

The plants grow several feet tall and flower profusely. Bumblebees like the flowers.

Astragalus is a legume, so will provide nitrogen for plants around them. Plants like lots of sun, average soil, and good drainage.


Growing Instructions

Growing instructions: Start indoors a few weeks before last frost. Before planting, scarify seeds lightly with sandpaper, or nick them with a knife or nail clippers to help them absorb water. Soak seeds for a day or two. Plant in sterile potting medium. Transplant after danger of frost has passed. Space plants about a foot apart. Without scarification, only about half the seeds germinate in a timely manner.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I was expecting these to take a long time to germinate but they’re already sprouting!

I don't know how viable these seeds are ye...

I don't know how viable these seeds are yet but the seller is very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Anyone into medicinal herbs and regenerative living is more trustworthy imo.

Yes the astragalus is great thank you

Yes the astragalus is great thank you