Mandrake Seeds


Out of Stock until 2025

Mandrake (mandragora officinarum), the famous root of magic, myth, and legend, is a real plant native to south-eastern Europe you can grow in your garden or indoors as a house plant. Mandrakes have been grown in containers and landscaped gardens since ancient Egypt and are grown in many famous botanical gardens and poison gardens as well as personal gardens today. Plants grown from these seeds will produce pale flowers and golden fruits.

Growing Instructions: Mandrake seeds have short time viability and this batch need to be planted by summer 2025 for the best germination results. Cold stratify in water in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks before planting and plant in moist well-draining soil and keep very warm to germinate seeds. Or, if you are more patient, plant seeds outdoors in fall or late winter to let nature do the germinating. Seeds prefer to be planted in freshly disturbed alkaline soil mixed with sand and gravel in full sun to partial shade. Plant each seed 30 cm apart in the ground.

  • Ornamental, Medicinal, Poisonous
  • Perennial
  • Height: 10-30 cm (4-12 inches, excluding roots)
  • USDA Hardiness: Zones 6-9

5 Seeds

Due to the rarity and value of mandrake seeds, there are only 5 seeds per packet. Only a maximum of two packets per customer please.

Out of stock

Mandrake Care:

Do not over water in summer even if the plants wilt from heat. Mandrakes grown from seed may not bloom until the second to third year and, when they do, they usually bloom from winter to early spring as they are a spring ephemeral flower in their native range. Suitable for indoor container gardening but requires a generously sized container for the fast-growing roots. Plant each seed or seedling in its own large container. Root cuttings can be used for propagation. If you live in a cold climate, potted mandrakes can be brought into a greenhouse or the home to over winter. If they are in the ground, you can wait until the leaves die and then dig them up and store them in sand in a dark cool space indoors to over winter. Mandrake flowers, roots, and leaves are toxic, wear gloves and take care when handling or transplanting.

Weight0.01 kg
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