Plants ordered today will be shipped in the Spring 2023.

Ashwagandha, Vedic (Withania somnifera) potted plant, organic

(4 customer reviews)

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Nightshade (Solanacea)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12 , otherwise grown as an annual, 200 days to maturity

Evergreen or herbaceous subshrub, Native to Africa, India, Middle East and Orient. Traditional usage (Ayurveda):  energy and sexual tonic. Plant prefers full sun, fast-draining, alkaline (pH 7.5 to 8.0) soil and dry-ish conditions.  Sweeten regular garden soil with ground limestone.  Space 1 foot apart–grows 2 to 3 feet tall, producing eventually the lantern-like pods enclosing the pea-sized fruits, green at first and becoming bright red as the inflated calyx dries and becomes transparent.  Pretty little winter cherries.  In colder zones, at the end of the first season, when the tops freeze back, dig the root, wash, cut up and dry the pieces for herbal use.  In the warmer zones, it is possible to harvest a larger root in the fall of the second year.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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2 reviews with a 5-star rating

  1. Adam Allen

    Healthy Withania - But how to "sweeten with lime?"

    Adam Allen (verified owner)

    Beautiful plants. Very healthy. Richo, question: How do I sweeten regular soil with lime? I have the ground lime stone but I don’t know how much to add. Can you recommend a volume of ground lime to volume of garden soil ratio to get where the plants would like to be?

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  2. alphablue06

    alphablue06 (verified owner)

    The plants needed a about a week to recover from shipping across country but WOW are they taking off now! I mixed garden soil with plenty of sand. They really love the heat here in Florida.

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