Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Mandrake, Autumn (Mandragora autumnalis), potted plant, organic
Please note: We do everything in our power to keep the price down and the aerial parts up on our sturdy mandrake plants. So, we have re-enabled this item on the basis of prolific stock, reduced the price back down to $13.00 and cannot guarantee that the plants will be aerial when you get them–sold on the basis of a solid root in a 3-inch pot. Normally we do choose only aerial plants to ship, and then they tend to go dormant in the box on the way to the customer, or they go dormant soon after receipt, or they grow actively and make people very happy. Please only order this plant if you will be happy with a dormant root. They re-emerge in season.
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