Scopalia (Scopolia carniolica), packet of 20 seeds

$4.95

Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(Belladonna scopola, Japanese belladonna) Native to Northern Europe and Asia.  Highly decorative, flowering to about 18 inches tall, bearing dangling, rust-red flowers similar to belladonna giving way to transversely dehiscent capsules remeniscent of henbane.  Traditional usage: (TWM): gastrointestinal spasm, sea sickness. Low-dose botanical. Sow seed in warm soil and tamp securely, then keep evenly moist and warm until germination.  Work up in pots before transplanting to the landscape. Plant 2 feet apart.

Open Pollinated 20 seeds/pkt.

 

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  1. Question

    JD

    Is this the botanical source for scopolamine (allopathic drug for sea sickness?) Is it grown in shade or sun, or some of both?

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      Richo Cech

      Hello JD,
      I think the most common source plant for scopalamine is belladonna. According to my memory, you can also find this alkaloid in datura and mandragora. Scopalia is a very interesting form of a plant and is not generally grown commercially for extraction.
      Richo

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