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Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) potted plant, organic

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$11.00

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.

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  1. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Cheryl

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    Cheryl (verified owner)

    Previous mail orders of live plants (from other online nurseries) had me reluctant about making another online plant purchase, but my desire to grow and get to know this plant on a personal level won out in the end, and I’m so glad it did!
    I have never seen such care taken to preserve the quality and condition of the plant throughout the shipping process before. These people don’t just sell plants- they care about them!
    I didn’t just get a live plant, and received a quality start shipped with the utmost care, ensuring it remained so through the shipping, and I couldn’t be more happy with it!

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    Kendra

    How long to germination

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      these are typically fall planted for germ in spring–usually a 6 month induction period. We wait until we see them starting to germinate outdoors with snow on the rim of the flat, then bring them into greenhouse and the seedlings that are up get big, and a lot more germinate, too. r

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      Miguel Angel Gutiérrez Domínguez

      Hello Rich, good afternoon. I am going to make another purchase of your excellent nursery plants. Now I am interested in acquiring 4 live Rhodiola rosea plants as well as 200 seeds of the species.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello miguel,
      OK, that’s fine, i went into the website and checked, both the seeds and the plants are currently available for purchase, you can proceed to buy through the website. RAC

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    Adele West

    How old are the rhodiola plants which you sell? At what age are the roots medicinal?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      These are now 2-ear-olds. wait until the plants are 4 years old to harvest. r

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      Marissa

      Do you think it is worth trying to grow this in zone 8? (SW WA)

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Marissa,
      I’m in a z 8 and always have some pet plants of these around. I keep them in the shadehouse. I’ve grown thousands of them in the open during the winter, too. Remember they are succulents, so a fast-draining medium is a must. We are sold out of plants right now, please hit waitlist. richo

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    Mercedes

    I lived in zone 7B Queen, NY. I just order this plant can it be left outdoor for the winter. I normally plant out door in May

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Mercedes, The plant will not be delivered until the spring. You can plant it outdoors at that time. Richo

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    Angela Hendrickson

    How long do these take to bloom from the seedling stage? How wonderful that you are offering these. I’m also curious: Do they produce many seeds? Thanks Richo!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Angela, The Rhodiola can bloom as soon as the second year from seed. They don’t really produce a good seed crop until the third year and ongoing–they can produce a gram or so per plant–the seed is dustlike. Richo

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      Angela Hendrickson

      Will that work on the Oregon coast? I was reading they need to have super cold winters to really thrive. You’re a fellow Oregonian, so I’m sure you know we have very mild winters here. During winter nights, it might get down to 40F, but rarely into freezing temperatures. Do you think I could still have some success with them, if I do everything right with soil needs? I would like to grow them in large pots. Thanks for all your knowledge and help!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Angela, it will probably work, we can grow them quite successfully here in the siskiyou foothills. I really cannot guarantee anything–there are tons of variables–in any case remember that we’re working with a succulent and a well-drained substrate is critical. I personally try everything and keep what works. richo

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      Kim Walley

      Would I be able to grow these in northeast Florida? I am in zone 8b. Thanks for the information.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      probably as a house plant. it is a succulent, you know.

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