LSU Groundnut

(Apios americana) -Full to Part Sun–  Large edible tubers, nitrogen fixing, attractive, frangrant flowers.

An improved variety of a native plant developed at LSU. There are reports of the tubers reaching the size of basketballs, but they will likely be smaller in our climate. Wait at least 2 years before first harvest. Tubers and seeds are both edible, and have high protein content for a tuber (17%). Prefer rich, well drained soil. Flowers are fragrant, very pretty, orchid like, smallish, and born in clusters.

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant, Nitrogen Fixer  

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.