Dream Root, Xhosa (Silene capensis) packet of 30 seeds, organic

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$4.95

Family:  Pink (Caryophyllaceae)

Hardy to zones 7 to 12

(Xhosa Dream Root, White Ways, White Path, African Dream Root, African Dream Herb, Syn. Silene undulata)  Low-growing herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 feet tall, native to the cape of South Africa.   Softly spreading leafy rosette produces multiple stalks crowned by the pure white flower.  Unlike other members of the Silene genus, the calyx is elongated and not particularly inflated.  The plant is easy to grow as a wayside attraction, spreads healthily but not invasively, producing many handsome flowers that smell excellently of jasmine and clove.  Traditional usage (Xhosa people of South Africa): stimulate dreaming.  The plant prefers full sun and fast-draining soil but is not particularly picky and can be grown as a troublefree mounding plant in most gardens.  Sow the seed directly in the garden in the spring or sow anytime in the greenhouse.  Barely cover seed with soil, tamp firmly and keep evvenly moist and warm until germination, which takes 1 to 2 weeks.  Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.

30 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. jasperdshide

    Dreamy!

    jasperdshide (verified owner)

    Unexpectedly highly germination rates seem to be a running theme with the seeds I get from you guys and these are no exception. These little plants seem to thrive no matter what I throw at them, and I’m running out of pots trying to keep up!

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