Mandrake is native of southern Europe and named for the resemblance of the root stock to a human body. It makes a stemless herbaceous perennial with long ovate leaves and sessile, purple or greenish-yellow flowers in the center, which are followed by an oblong greenish berry. Plants are usually summer dormant and start new leaf growth in autumn.
Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Transplant young plants to the open ground after two years. Keep pots outside in a sheltered spot during winter.
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested !
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
10 seeds per package.