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Mandragora autumnale

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Item #: 3521

Zones: 6a to 7b, at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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From rocky pine woods in the coastal mediterranean region, comes a plant that boasts more mystery and intrigue than a Stephen King novel. The roots (containing the alkaloid hyoscyamine) of this member of the solanacae family (tomatoes and potatoes) are said to resemble a human and therefore have both medicinal and magical properties. History also reports that the roots "shriek" when pulled from the ground. The flat rosette of sandpapery green foliage serves as a foil to the small lavender flowers that are borne in very early spring. If nothing else, it'll be the life of your next garden party!