Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Dwarf Ginseng


Dwarf Ginseng

Panax trifolius

Part to full shade, medium moisture level, organically rich soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  4-8 inches height, blooms spring to early summer, white flowers.

Germination Code:  L. Germination is very slow and erratic.

Native Region:  Cumberland Plateau Province and isolated counties in Blue Ridge Province

Tiny woodland perennial that looks like a small version of American Ginseng.  Occurs in cool, damp woodlands and produces yellow berries.  Dies down during summer.


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