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Rehmannia (Sheng-di-huang) (Rehmannia glutinosa) potted plant, organic

(1 customer review)

$10.00

Family:  Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 10

(Chinese Foxglove, Lit. “Cooked Earth Yellow”) Herbaceous perennial native to China.  Honored by a 400 year history of cultivation, the plant is quite showy, with foxglove-like (no digitalis alkaloids, though) flaring, dark red flowers on a short, wide plant.  The leaves are also showy and tend toward red.  The root is rubbery, orange, and covered with propagative buds.  Rehmannia is extremely rare in the US.  We are delighted to again have this important Chinese herb available for serious growers.  Traditional uses (TCM):  processed root replenishes vitality, strengthen liver and kidney, also heart, treating diabetes, constipation, anemia, urinary tract problems, dizziness and menstrual woes.  Plant prefers sun and very fast-draining soil. Traditionally grown on well-drained terraces and sometimes found growing on old, crumbling walls. Potted in the greenhouse, water sparingly and give bottom heat if possible.  Space 1 to 2 feet apart.

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  1. Question

    Janet

    Do you have seeds for Rehmannia plant? I live in zone 5 and I don’t believe they will not survive our winter outside. Or can I grow them inside in a warm window sill. Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi janet, we’re hoping to make a seed harvest on the rehmannia this year but it is not a certainty. Plants may be propagated freely by division and this seems to be the best approach. I would make the plant purchase ASAP as these are selling out. It is best to overwinter them inside, they love a warm position. richo

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  2. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Kat Magoon

    Plants doing great!

    Kat Magoon (verified owner)

    Ordered two of these plants which arrived late March. Potted them up and have left them in the unheated greenhouse. They are both doing beautifully and one has flowered already. Very happy! They are also obviously growing lots of new little “babies”. Gorgeous little plant

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi kat, good going, i am extremely pleased that you’re taking such good care of these plants. btw they like it on the dry side. if basal leaves begin to rot, it helps to remove them, keeping the growth healthy and fresh. nice photo, richo

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      Michael Monaghan

      Received one plant in great condition nice root on this plant. Spread to 7 plants popping up this is amazingly fast grower in Central North Carolina. Thank you

      Richo

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    • Michael Monaghan

      Hi Richo
      The one plant I received is around 30 plants popping up everywhere. Does anyone ever eat the leaves? Tried a few they are bitter like Dandelion leaves. I know the root is used. I’ve never seen a plant spread so quickly.
      Mike

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi michael, the leaves are kinda fuzzy and that usually means nature didn’t want us eating them. i wouldn’t recommend it, personally. you will be entertained, i think, by the rehmannia monograph in my upcoming book. richo

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  3. Question

    thenaekedgardener

    Hello Richo,
    Do you think this wonderful medicinal herb could grow in the sub-tropics of central america?
    Does this herb need a cold dormancy period?
    Thank you, -naeked

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      greetings and thank you for writing, rehmannia is listed all the way up to z 10 and so requires no cold dormancy. it wants a sunny, dry position and is subject to bacterial degradation if the environment is too wet. therefore does better in dry tropics than in wet tropics although microsite planting is of significant advantage. old stone walls, terraced beds and loose, well manured soils are good choices. in the greenhouse, they love bottom heat. remove any deteriorating leaves to discourage further degradation of the crown. r

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    • thenaekedgardener

      Thank you very much!
      January through April can experience short durations of drought. However, most likely to just be the distinct dry season of the year.
      Given plentiful gravelly, humus rich well draining soil; at 45-50 inches rainfall annually. Average,52 feet elevation. This herb should adapt in this climate, especially with raised micro-site; flora of all alike….
      -naeked

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  4. Question

    Kenneth

    hey can you contact Richter Herbs to see if they would take this product so that i can buy plugs from them in Canada :’)

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      we do love richter’s but there is no way to get plants to canada, usda makes sure of that! Stay tuned, we’ll have rehmannia seed next year and we can ship that to you direct. r

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    • Gary

      hi! can i preorder 115$ USD worth of seeds. Are these plants sourced from a US university?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      hi gary, thanks for your interest. these are certified organic plants from our greenhouse, not from a university. seed harvest is currently an unknown, but hopefully we’ll be offering this as seed in 2022, we’ve set out a number of nice mother plants, stay tuned! richo

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    • Harris

      Michigan in zone 6.. this won’t survive here?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello harris, probably not, it winter kills pretty consistently in a z 6, you can easily bring it in for the winter, they really like pots. r

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    • Michael Monaghan

      Hi Richo
      I have six off shoots already that makes 7 plants and wondering if I could move some to another location this early?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi michael, i have plants of the same size and i know what you mean, they do throw a lot of pups. i’m going to wait to divide mine, until they get a bit more robust. one really good approach is to wait until fall and set divisions in new pots over bottom heat. they do well that way. richo

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