Growing Guide: Longjack

Plant Type
Perennial Herb / Evergreen Shrub

Harvest Season

Mature Size
Up to 33 ft tall in the wild but can easily be grown in a container

Soil & Moisture
Rich, moist, well-drained soil with high humidity

Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade

Young plants need shade to develop a strong root system, but will do well with more sun exposure overtime. 


Longjack is not a self-pollinating plant, which isn't an issue at all if you're just growing the plant to harvest its root for medicinal benefit. However, if you're trying to grow Longjack to seed, you'll want to grow multiple plants for the best luck at pollination.

Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+