Zones: 4 to 8
Size: To 18" tall and wide
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Armitage at his best:
There are only two reasons to grow Panax. One is that you have discovered how much money this crummy little plant is worth and you have decided to be a ginseng entrepreneur... The other is that you have discovered–once you went broke trying to sell ginseng–that the plant tolerates, even prefers, deep shade.
Compound leaves in whorls with 3 to 7 leaflets. Green-white fragrant flowers in spring to early summer followed by red fruit. Like moist soil.
Native to eastern Canada and eastern and central US.