Plants ordered today will begin shipping mid-March 2024
Mandrake, Autumn (Mandragora autumnalis), potted plant, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 10
Herbaceous perennial, native to Southern Europe. One of the most choice of all true Mandrake species. Flowers purple to 12 inches tall, giving way to fruits of yellow and orange. Traditional usage (TWM): fertility, aphrodisiac, a magical totem, relieve pain, promote sleep. Source of tropane alkaloids–do not ingest. Plant prefers alkaline pH—deep, sandy soils. Autumnalis does fine in dry sun to moist shade, tends to flower in the autumn as opposed to the winter-flowering types. Flowers are amazing. Space plants 2 feet apart.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown
Please note: Mandrakes are rare and finicky. The plants are dormant more months of the year than they are aerial, and an aerial plant can easily go dormant in shipment. Therefore we guarantee only that you will receive a viable taproot in a pot. The plant may be up-potted to a gallon or planted to a sunny, well-drained site outdoors. It helps to mark the planting spot with a large rock to partially shade the plant. There is more about mandrake culture available in “Growing Plant Medicine” vol. 1 and 2, in Richo’s Blog as well as on our youtube channel Strictly Medicinal Seeds.