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Dong-ling-cao (Isodon rubescens), potted plant, organic

(1 customer review)

$7.50

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 7 to 11

(Blushred rhabdosia) Herbaceous perennial native to China.  Short, basil-like plants do eventually become semi-woody shrubs to 2 feet tall.  The flowers are long-lasting and showy.  Traditional useage (TCM): Breast cancer.  Source of diterpenoic molecules oridonin and rebescenin. Plant prefers normal garden conditions, with sun and regular watering.   These are pretty on a border and tend to size themselves well in potted culture.  I have had them live for years in pots with little attention, also perennialize solidly and make sturdy bushes in outdoor culture.   Plant prefers normal garden conditions, with sun and regular watering.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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  1. Nieves Davis

    Dong-ling-coa

    Nieves Davis (verified owner)

    Easy to grow. Put it in container.

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    Nieves Davis (verified owner)

    How do you overwinter this plant dong-ling-coa

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Nieves,
      Dong-ling-cao becomes woody with age and may be cut back in the fall, overwintering as a woody crown. It never looks like much is happening but does come back in a Zone 7, shooting up new growth in midspring. If you want to hold a potted plant over the winter, my advice is to put it in a cold (or heated!) greenhouse.
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