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Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)Herb in 9cm Pot

Ashwaganda is an exotic herb plant. A strong and vigorous plant, Ashwagandha is also known as 'Indian Ginseng' and 'Winter Cherry'. This medicinal herb plant grows into a small, woody shrub approximately 3-4 ft high with elliptical green leaves, producing small, uniform five-petaled flowers and small red berries. Preferring hot, full sun, this herb will grow well after ALL chance of frost is gone, it will need a sunny well sheltered spot and will need to be brought inside the green house to overwinter, or grown again from seed.

Given proper temperatures, soil depth and adequate (but not excessive) watering, the Ashwagandha root should be ready to harvest in the first year. 

Herb Usage

Used by Ayurvedic healers for thousands of years, Ashwagandha is used to reduce inflammation, decrease stress and increase the libido. The leaves and roots are used as both an aphrodisiac and a sedative! The root is the part of the plant said to be the most potent part. 

Buy Ashwagandha Online

Our potted Ashwagandha herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.




Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Well-drained soil
Flower Colour White
Height 200cm
Spread 200cm
Latin Name Withania somnifera
Hardiness RHS rating H2- Tender - keep frost free
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Autumn
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5

    Posted by Anna on 31st May 2021

    Healthy, happy plants, well packaged and delivered quickly.