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Mandragora officinarum

Devil's apple

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  • Mandragora officinarum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.05m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourDark blue

Description

Mandragora officinarum (Devil's apple). This is the most common species its about 25cm tall. The flowers appear in early spring and are followed by berries, which are green at first and then ripen to yellow.

Characteristics

Perennial

Other common names

Satan's apple, Mandrake

Origin

Mediterranean

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They grow well in a warm-temperate climate, You need to plant in full sun or partial-shade in deep, humus-rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed in autumn.

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