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Autumn Mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis)

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Seed quantity:
7 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Atropa mandragora, M. officinalis, Mandragora autumnalis


A native of southern Europe, the autumn mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis) is a perennial herb with thick tuberous roots. In ancient Egypt, it was very popular as a beer additive, while in Medieval Europe many magical properties were connected to the
mandrake, especially its root. If the root form resembled a human being, complete with arms, legs and head, it was considered a death sentence to pull it out of the ground. However, those who possessed such a mandrake root and cared for it could expect great wealth and success according to popular belief.
Both species, Mandragora officinarum and the present autumn mandrake, Mandragora autumnalis, can be grown from seed and planted out in the open land in temperate climates. You'll find Common mandrake seeds here.

The plant is very poisonous and should not be planted in gardens where toddlers play!

approx. 7 autumn mandrake seeds per package

Sowing and cultivation
Perennial plant with fleshy roots, grows approximately 35 cm high.
Sowing: Preculture. Needs heat to germinate, otherwise easy to handle. Avoid full sunlight.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
–25–35 cm
Root system :
Deep roots
Flower colour:
Green, Pink, White
Flowering period :
November, October, September
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
–5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
February, March
Sowing depth:
1 cm
Best germination temperature :
18 – 20 °C
Germination time in days:
21 – 84
Planting distance approx.:
40 x 40 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Alraunwurzel, Dollwurz, Erdmännchen, Erdweibchen, Galgenmännchen, Henkerswurzel, Menschenwurzel, Satansapfel, Springwurz, Wurzelknecht, Zauberwurzel
English names:
Autumn mandrake, Mandrake, Mediterranean mandrake
French names:
Mandragore, Mandragore officinale
Italian names:
Mandragola, Mandragola autunnale


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by Alexander on 1/10/07

very good, easy to grow plant.

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