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USDA Zones 3-7

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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 21 reviews
  • 5

    Mar 27, 2023 Reviewer: S Wilson

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

  • 5

    Mar 20, 2023 Reviewer: goldenseal

    My plants had good roots on them. They came with instructions

  • 5
    Goldenseal live roots

    Feb 14, 2023 Reviewer: Misty

    SO excited for these! Planted later in the season and now in winter storage. Hoping once weather gets warmer ill see some green come up!

  • 5
    good and fast delivery

    Sep 16, 2022 Reviewer: Robert Raymond. Chaney

    great delivery

  • 5

    Jul 26, 2022 Reviewer: Linda Ray

    I received a healthy Goldenseal root, planted it immediately in a pot, and now eagerly awaiting signs of growth. Shipping was fast, too. I am happy I found this company and plan on ordering from them again.