Plants ordered today will be shipped in Mid April 2023.
Mandrake, Turkmenian (Mandragora turcomanica), potted plant, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 10
(Turkmenian Mandrake) Perennial. Native to the Kopet Dag mountains of Afghanistan. Extremely rare and possibly extirpated in the wild. 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, dry, in the part-shade. The plant begins its vegetative cycle in the midwinter, flowers in the spring, fruits, and goes quickly dormant in the summer, then re-sprouts from beneath the callus in fall or spring. Keep crowns in perfect drainage. I plant mine in deep sand mulch on the shady side of rocks. Flower color violet. Flower to 16 inches, giving way to green, apple-like fruits that eventually turn orange and soft before harvest. The smell is exquisite. Space plants 3 feet apart
potted seedling plant in a 3-inch pot, Certified Organically Grown
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