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Rohdea japonica - (Thunb.)Roth.

Common Name
Family Convallariaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and woods in the warmer areas of C. and S. Japan[58]. Moist places in forests, grassy slopes at elevations of 700 - 1700 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - S.W. China, Japan.
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Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Rohdea japonica


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Rohdea japonica

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rohdea japonica is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in leaf all year, in flower from January to April. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Cardiac  Depurative  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Nervine  Poultice

The leaves and the roots are depurative, diuretic and febrifuge[61, 147].They are used in the treatment of abscesses, boils, sore throat etc[147, 218]. The roots are used externally as a poultice and internally as a heart and nerve tonic[218]. The plant shows cardiac activity, rather like digitoxin (in Digitalis purpurea)[218].

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Other Uses

Insecticide

The plant has shown insecticidal activity[218].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a position in semi-shade in a moderately fertile humus-rich and moisture-retentive soil[200]. Plants are not particular as to the soil type[1].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Thunb.)Roth.

Botanical References

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Readers comment

d. whayne porter   Mon May 22 2006

i just acquired two specimins. when and where do i harvest the seeds from the plant? kindest regards.

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