He-shou-wu (Polygonum multiflorum)
(Ho-shou-wu) (Fo-ti is a misnomer)
Vining herbaceous perennial from China. The plant is almost unstoppable and is a good choice for summer shade, for living houses, shade porches, fences, etc. Plant prefers full sun and rich, well-drained soil. The brown-orange underground tubers are the part used in Chinese medicine. The root nourishes the jing--it is a sexual tonic and brings long life and rejuvenation. See Foster's excellent book "Herbal Emissaries" for preparation notes.
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST 1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. If you are ordering plants out of season, you may wish to order them separately from your seeds, in order to streamline the process.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.