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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: Annual
SIZE: 36"H x 36"S
BLOOM: Chartreuse, Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Ashwagandha Plants

Withania somnifera

We love herb gardening with exotic herb plants. A strong and vigorous plant, Ashwagandha is considered the "hottest herb in India" and is known as 'Indian Ginseng' and 'Winter Cherry'. The leaves and roots are used as both an aphrodisiac and a sedative!

Used by Ayurvedic healers for thousands of years, Ashwagandha is used to reduce inflammation, decrease stress and increase the libido. This medicinal herb plant grows into a small, woody shrub with elliptical green leaves, producing small, uniform five-petaled flowers and small red seeds. Preferring hot, full sun, this herb will grow well after ALL chance of frost is gone. Given proper temperatures, soil depth and adequate (but not excessive) watering, the Ashwagandha root should be ready to harvest in the first year.

Zone: Annual

: 36"H x 36"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Chartreuse, Summer

Uses: Medicinal properties used in Ayurveda (traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent) to treat depression, fatigue, and stimulate libido and tissue rejuvenation.

Tips: Grows well in full sun and root should be available for harvest within the first year. Because this is a heat loving, tropical plant, make sure to plant outdoors only when there is no chance of frost. Nighttime temperatures should be in the 50s

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 It's not happy June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Deb Z from Southampton, MA United States  
HAsn't changed a bit since being planted.  Arrived looking a little beat up, but ok.  No improvement yet.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great service !!! June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Jb from bonaire, GA United States  
Plant arrived on time and healthy!! Thank you!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 An exotic nightshade mystery April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Lawrence from Hackensack from Hackensack, NJ United States  
Tall, green and handsome. I love growing the amazing variety of useful plants from the nightshade family. This is the first I've trying which isn't American.

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  11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 cool plant October 4, 2016
Reviewer: daniel briere from north scituate, RI United States  
This is my first time growing this plant, arrived in excellent condition, off to a great start, I guess it's related to tomato potato eggplant etc so I treated it like one of those, I gave it lots of rich worm castings and organic fertilizer, and reported larger pot and it's grown 5 or 6 inches in the past few warm weeks in my greenhouse. Very excited to see it mature! Thanks again! -Danny From RI

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