King's Crown, golden root or roseroot
Although Rhodiola rosea has become the cover girl for health magazines for her adaptogenic virtues - the Vikings took her to give them courage - she remains an adorable succulent for a dry rockery.
Native to coastal cliffs and rocky uplands in the northern hemisphere, Rhodiola rosea forms clumps of upright blue-green stems with oval, fleshy, scale-like leaves.
Terminal flowering of little yellow stars. Although Rhodiola rosea is considered to be slow-growing she is exceptionally long-lived.
In the garden we plant her in a rockery or similar situation (walls, paving, trough, scree, crevice or pot) together with other sun-loving, water-retaining varieties: Sedum, Sempervivum, Stipa, Sisyrinchium.
Grow in the sun in light, gravelly soil.
Too much moisture in winter can cause the base of the plant to rot. Very hardy.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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