Aka "Gromwell," "Stone Seed" or "Arnebia", this Asian counterpart to Western Gromwell is a well characterized and treasured Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perennial herb. The root is associated with the Heart and Liver meridians and has sweet and cold properties. Medicinal roots are harvested in year 3. Pollinator friendly dye plant. Good permaculture, polyculture, homestead plant.
Sow seeds indoors and transplant to pots. Keep in pots through first winter to give roots time to establish. Move to sunny garden spot with average well draining soil. Grows to 2-3 ft. Will self seed. Great in a wildflower naturalizing garden.