Purple Henbane Seeds
A rare Nightshade family member, Physochlaina orientalis holds a close resemblance to its much larger relative Henbane, Hyoscyamus niger. Being in the Nightshade Family, Physochlaina contains some of the powerful alkaloids of its many medicinally-valued cousins. Used in traditional medicine of China, Tibet, Mongolia & Central Siberia.
Growing abundantly in Turkey’s Black Sea coast, the common name given to the plant is Taş Banotu, meaning Stone Henbane, in reference to the plant’s ability to thrive in rock crevices.
An extremely choice and rare plant, which is quite easy to grow, has sizeable, lavender-pink tubular flowers which open in the stem tips. The first shoots are dark purple, almost black in color, with the leaves turning green as they unfold. It self seeds modestly once well established, but is in general a very restrained, well-behaved plant, staying exactly where it is placed, and growing in beauty year after year.
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