Stems - cooked and eaten like asparagus.Root - raw or cooked. It was fermented before being eaten by the N. American Indians.
The root is adaptogen. It has an enhancing effect upon physical endurance and sexual potency.A decoction of the flowers has been used to treat stomach aches and intestinal discomfort. The raw flowers have been eaten in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Division in August to October. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.Cuttings taken in the growing season. Basal shoots in early summer are easiest. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
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This species is extremely polymorphic. Plants often self-sows when they are growing in a suitable position. They can self-sow to the point of nuisance[K]. The dried root has a rose scent.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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