MANDRAGORA caulescens

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MANDRAGORA caulescens

Himalayan Mandrake
Select Item No. MA037
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Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Bhutan, India, China: grassy slopes.
Special Features: Bell-shaped flowers, variable in color from deep purple to pure yellow. Rare in culture. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators.
Historical: Traditional medicinal plant.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: dark purple to greenish yellow
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: Lanceolate to spatulate, hirsute underneath, vigorous green
Growth Habit: upright, erect / deep roots
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 35 cm
Soil Requirements: average
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.78571 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
560
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): deep open flats
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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