Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Seeds

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Seeds

$2.95

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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

aka Indian ginseng

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Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng,  is easily grown in sandy, well-draining soils in full sun. This plant can grow up to 4 ft or more in optimum conditions. It is characterized by its long, yellow-green leaves, bell-shaped flowers, and small orange-red berries. Used in Ayurvedic medicine, its roots are said to promote vigor and immune power with regular use.

Type: Perennial shrub
Family:  Solanaceae
Native Range:  India/North Africa
Growing Zones:  9-11
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Width: 1-2 feet

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs warmth and light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-16 @ 70F+
Special Maintenance: n/a

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Sandy, well-draining
Water: Light
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Fast

Leaf Description: Narrow
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Green bell-shaped flowers and red fruit when ripe

Harvest: Root
Harvest Time: Fall, September-October, 2nd year

Special Properties: Deer resistant

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