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