African Dream Root (Silene undulata syn. Silene capensis)

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Silene capensis or African Dream Root is a very rare and sacred flowering perennial herb indigenous to the Green River Valleys of the eastern cape of South Africa. It is in the Carnation family of plants and has beautiful white flowers. This unique ground-dwelling herb is easy to grow and has drought tolerance, but generally requires good moisture and well-draining soil. It's best to wait two years before harvesting the root of the plant for spiritual or medicinal use. When planting be sure to provide adequate room for root growth. Plants are fairly cold hardy and are suitable for containers. Trimming the tops will promote growth. Our African Dream Root is propagated by seed and prefers to grow in a small to medium sized, low-lying habits and can reach up to 2 ft in height.

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season:
Fall - Winter

Mature Size:
 Grows in a small to medium sized, low-lying habit and will reach up to 2 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Grow in fertile, well-draining soil. Likes a lot of water, but good drainage is essential.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 7-9 with frost protection ; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our African Dream Root is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within growing season. 

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Love it!

    I received my plant, safely, last week. I was really worried about shipping (because the plant loves full sun), but everything worked out perfectly!

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