Skip to product information
1 of 1



Regular price $2.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $2.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha, also known as winter cherry, is a short-growing (up to 30 inches) evergreen shrub in the nightshade family frequently grown in India and the Middle East.  It has a long history in traditional Indian medicine. The Latin species name somnifera means "sleep-inducing". The common name "Ashwagandha" is a combination of the Sanskrit words 'ashva', meaning horse, and 'gandha', meaning smell, indicating that the root has a horse-like odor. Hardy to USDA Zone 8 and grown as an annual elsewhere.

Each packet contains 0.1g which is about 50 seeds.

View full details
Sow seeds indoors 8 weeks before your last frost date. Plant under growlights or in a sunny window about 1/4 inch deep, in flats or small pots using sterile seed starting material. Water lightly and keep consistently moist until germination occurs within 2 weeks. If the seeds dry out after they are sown, they will die. You can cover the pots with a plastic bag to help maintain the soil moisture but be sure to remove once plants appear. Transplant after all danger of frost is gone. Easy to grow. Prefers warm weather in full sun with very well-drained soil. Can even be grown in dry and stony soil. The Victory Seed Company does not advocate medical self-diagnosis or self-medication. Reference to the medicinal properties of plants are described here for educational and historical purposes only and are not to be construed as a prescription, prognosis or diagnosis for any disease or illness. As with any remedies or medicines, you should consult your personal health care provider before using.