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Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis

Goldenseal is a perennial herb that is used for medicinal purposes by many people. It is used for many things such as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic, laxative, anti-diabetic and muscular stimulant. The Goldenseal plant likes partial shade and relatively moist soils. A Staple For Natural Healers.

Goldenseal is one of the most popular perennial plants for people who have a love for in herbal gardening or natural medicine.

Although it is found native in parts of North America, goldenseal can quickly grow from the root or seed in almost any region. All it requires is moist, well-drained soil in a semi-shady area and it will thrive wonderfully.

This plant has many benefits in herbal gardening. The healing aspects of this plant can be traced all the way back to Native Americans, who used the root in many different ways. From killing germs to serving as a natural antibiotic, it is one of the most useful perennial plants that exist today. It has bright green leaves, and in the center of each leaf, there is one white flower. Before harvest, the flowers turn into small red berries. However, the health benefits far make up for its somewhat awkward appearance.

This plant is a must for any herbalist. It can be used in myriad ways for many different health benefits and is one that belongs in any well-stocked natural medicine chest.

The goldenseal plant is known for its use in traditional medicine.

Goldenseal grows best in moist environments with a soil pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. Make sure there's excellent water drainage. Goldenseal likes shade. Compost is helpful for fertilization and adding a thick layer of mulch will protect the root. Make sure to place the bud facing upwards in the soil, and it should be shallow, just below the soil. Good luck, happy planting!

 USDA Zones 3-7

Blooms May/June

Goldenseal ships bareroot.


  • USDA Zones 3-7
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: Green, White
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Height: 8-14 inches
  • Exposure: Partial - Full Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 20 reviews
  • 5
    Goldenseal just in!

    Oct 03, 2023 Reviewer: Ralph Snyder

    came in the mail esterda and planted the corms today. They looed very nice threenests of roots with a rizome that has a green tip, Tey look rarin' to go. I'm lookking forward to seeing them in my inside garden.

  • 5

    May 30, 2023 Reviewer: Kelda

    The healthy bulbs arrived in sooner than expected. Thank you so much excited to see them grow.

  • 3

    Apr 29, 2023 Reviewer: Kammi Richardson

    Super happy to receive my cuttings. The instructions card was very vague. I did my own research and learned they needed to be planted in 75% shade.

  • 5

    Apr 07, 2023 Reviewer: Tina Mccubbin

    The plants arrived quickly. They were securely wrapped and healthy looking. So far, so good.

  • 5

    Mar 27, 2023 Reviewer: S Wilson

    My order arrived in a timely manner. Plants were in great condition.