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Container: 7cm pot
Flowering period: summer flowers
Hardiness zone: zone 8-10
Height: 10 to 30cm
Plant spacing: 30 cm
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.
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||light, sandy soils, hot dry areas|
|Culture advice:||Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost, Mulching the crown of the plant with a gravel, Well-drained soil with coarse sand, Neutral to alkaline soil, Keep dry during the winter|
|Special maintenance:||Winter protection, Watch out for natural planting|
|Multiplication Tips:||Sowing in autumn|
|Garden value:||for expert gardeners, attractive foliage, drought tolerant, botanical curiosities|
|Garden style:||seaside garden, rock garden|
|Landscape interest:||alpine rockery, pot and container, rockery, alpine house|
|Position:||edge of the path, paving|