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.
|Growing Zones:||2 – 9|
|Sow:||Start indoors in pots during early spring or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed. Optimum growing temperature is around 70 – 95F|
|Days to Germinate:||14 – 16|
|Days to Harvest:||150 – 180 for roots, after flowers and berries have formed|
|Bloom Time:||June – August|
|Bloom Description:||Light green flowers during late spring, which produce berries during the fall|