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Rhodiola rosea

Rose-root

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  • Rhodiola rosea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Rhodiola rosea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Rhodiola rosea (Rose-root). The perennial species produces mass heads of pink buds in late spring or early summer. They will open to small, star-shaped flowers which bloom in pale purple, green or yellow. The leaves are saw-edged, elliptical leaves are fleshy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Found on banks and grassland.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should plant in an area that remains moist in the summer but which is not boggy in the winter.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in spring or by cuttings of the young growth.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids can become a problem.

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