Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Rehmannia (Sheng-di-huang) (Rehmannia glutinosa) potted plant, organic
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.
Potted plant, certified organically grown