Belladonna, Turkmenistan (Atropa komarovii), packet of 10 seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 9
Herbaceous perennial native to Central Asia. Rare. Flowers yellow, veined with violet. Highly desirable species with broad leaves and yellow/purple flowers that give way to large, soft berries. In its native environment (Kopet-dag mountains of Turkmenistan) the plant occurrs in association with Mandrogora turkomanica and Ephedra equisetina. Traditional usage (TWM): external application as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. Do not ingest. Plant prefers partial to full shade, average fertility, moist soil. Sow in fall or early spring. Slow to germ. Ongoing germ for 6 weeks. Best in cool, moist shade or early spring greenhouse. Sprinkle seed on surface, barely cover, tamp securely and keep evenly moist until germination.
10 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown