Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) potted plant, organic
Family: Stonecrop (Crassulacea)
Hardy to Zones 1 to 7
(Sedum rhodiola, Golden Root, Rose Root) Perennial, fleshy succulent. There are a number of different ecotypes of Rhodiola rosea. Glycoside (e.g. rosavin, rosin) content is variable depending on ecotype. This seed originates within the arctic circle. It is a high rosavin type. The dried roots are rose-scented. Traditional use (TWM): tonic, adaptogenic. Plant prefers sun at altitude and shade to part shade at lower elevations. Plant in calcareous soil or rock garden. Flowers to 10 inches. Work up in successively larger pots until they are sufficiently sized to transplant to the landscape. Space 1 foot apart. Rhodiola may also be gainfully grown in pots to maturity–it makes an attractive and unusual succulent plant, steeped in folklore, honored by herbalists, with a nice yellow flower.
Potted plant, certified organically grown