Expand your mind and your perennial garden with hallucinogenic plants. (Arundo, Brugmansia, Delosperma, Phalaris, etc.)
Many home gardeners like to have garden plants that are not only beautiful, but also have cultural, spiritual or ceremonial significance. Hallucinogenic plants fall into this category and although many hallucinogenic plants are illegal, a few are perfectly legal and they make beautiful additions to the spiritual garden.
Hallucinogenic plants contain a variety of active compounds that cause dissociation, delirium, or hallucinations. They cause changes in perception, thought and emotion which are used by some for recreation and by others to disconnect from the real world in order to interact with the spiritual world. Here at PDN, we grow plants for their beauty, not their alkaloid content, and although some of our ornamental plants are also hallucinogenic plants, they may also be deadly toxic. We recommend growing these plants for their beauty and for their cultural symbolism, but not for ingestion.
Many human cultures use hallucinogenic plants in religious or spiritual ceremonies. In the US, some Native American religions have a long history of using hallucinogenic plants in ceremonial practices. Several ancient human cultures have also used hallucinogenic plants including the Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Greeks, Mayans, Aztecs, and Amazonians. There is also evidence that prehistoric human and Neanderthal groups used hallucinogenic plants ceremonially. More recently, the counterculture movements of the 1950s and 60s produced a generation of beatniks and hippies that were recreational users of hallucinogenic plants.Whether you are looking to commune with god, chase the white rabbit, or simply enjoy a culturally symbolic plant, you can buy hallucinogenic plants for your garden here at PDN. Check out our online list of hallucinogenic plants for sale. Peace, love, and plants! Can you dig it? Get it? Dig.
The list of hallucinogenic plants here at PDN include members of the genera: Amsonia, Artemisia, Arundo, Brugmansia, Carex, Delosperma, Echinopsis, Erythrina, Festuca, Ipomoea, Leonotis, Lespedeza, Mirabilis, Opuntia, Phalaris, Silene, Trachelospermum, and Vinca. Although we grow a wide variety of ornamental Salvia, none of them are hallucinogenic. There are enough succulents, evergreens, grasses, wildflowers and vines in this group to satisfy any garden designer.