Chemical-free farm-grown Dreamroot (Silene capensis) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 50-70 seeds)
Dreamroot, African Dream Root, Xhosa Dream Herb
Silene capensis (synonym Silene undulata)
Caryophyllaceae (Carnation Family)
To about 1ft tall and 2ft wide with a tiny mounding habit. Blooms from spring to autumn. Very fragrant white flowers are reminiscent of a maidens bloomers.
Full sun to part sun. Enjoys moist well-drained soil. Very heat tolerant.
Seeds germinate easily when started in flats indoors in spring.
Easy to care for. Frost hardy. Dreamroot plants are herbaceous and will die back for the winter and so can be cut back to the ground in the fall time. They will re-grow in the spring.
The slender roots can be harvested in the fall after the second year of growth.
Sacred shamanic herb used by the Xhosa tribe in South Africa to induce lucid dreaming.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Low Maintenance.