Rhodiola, Russian (Rhodiola rosea), packet of 100 seeds

$5.95

Family: Stonecrop (Crassulacea)

Hardy to Zones 1 to 7

(Sedum rhodiola, Golden Root, Rose Root, Russian Rhodiola)  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 see is from the Russian ecotype that 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.  Seed is very tiny and can be mixed with sand prior to planting to help make an even distribution.  Sow seed on surface of fast-draining potting soil in flat or pot and press in securely.  Best to sow seed in fall or very early spring and subject the planting to outdoor conditions–snow, rain, and temperature oscillation all stimulate germination.  Lacking outdoor conditions, the seed may be stratified for 90 days in moist medium in the refrigerator, then surface-sown in cool shade.  Germination is in the spring.  Individuate seedlings and 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 interesting succulent plant, steeped in folklore, honored by herbalists, with a nice yellow flower.

100 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

 

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    Chen, Wei Hao. (verified owner)

    Hi,
    May I have bulk seeds of rhodiola rosea? Thank you.

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      Richo Cech

      Hello Chen, Rhodiola currently available by the packet only. Orders for multiple packets OK. Richo

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    PATRICIA C.

    Once the plant is grown, how is it utilized? Is only the root used and how? Or can leaves be eaten or made into tea?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Patricia, It’s the root itself that is used, sliced fine and dried. you can find out all about how to make the tincture by reading pages 251 to 252 of “Making Plant Medicine.” richo

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    Stenzin Durieux Laurence

    Hi
    When do you forsee getting more Russian Rhodeola seeds in? and do you send it to France ? is it the elongata ?
    thanks for replied
    Laurence

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Stenzin,
      We’ll start taking new orders on Russian Rhodiola on Sep 1 2020. It is the rosea, not elongata. We can’t send seeds to any country in the EUY. do you have an address in England?
      Richo

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    Kathi McCallum

    I live in a high altitude mountainous, desert area of Colorado. I am looking for medicinal plants to grow here and rhodiola is definitely on my list. Temperatures here rarely get into the 80s in the summer and stay mostly below 40 in the winter. It seems, from what I have read, rhodiola may adapt to this area. What do you think and please share any advice you may offer. Also, if you know of other medicial plants that do well in this type of area, please let me know. Thanks! Kathi

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, rhodiola is native to the rockies. Other good ideas would be valerian, arnica, osha and bitterroot. Also oregon grape, cinquefoil, navajo tea, western mugwort and camus. A little research at http://www.strictlymedicinalseeds.com would bear fruit. r

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    Brigid

    What is your take on attempting to grow in zone 8b on the gulf coast? I realize it is well out of this herbs preferred climate.

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      Richo Cech

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      These suffer in too much heat, I don’t like to do it to them…

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    Arcadio Marianella

    When do you forsee getting more Russian Rhodeola seeds in?

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      New harvest currently in stock. richo

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    • tabreaux (verified owner)

      From Alabama, USA (Zone 7/8): Germination is easy and rapid (10 days here), but cultivating boreal species in our long, hot summers makes for an uphill climb. Seeds were sown indoors in early December, and seedlings grown indoors until after the last hard freeze. Plants here have withstood two summers, and are growing slowly. Protection from the hot summer sun is necessary. Mine receive direct sunlight only during early morning and dusk hours. Misting to cool the aerial parts frequently during hot weather seems to be appreciated, but care must be taken not to allow the growing medium (grit and compost with a bit of garden lime) to become waterlogged for any length of time.

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