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Scrophularia ningpoensis - Hemsl.

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gullies, thickets and wet waste places along the edges of rivers and streams[147]. Bamboo forests, along streams, thickets, tall grasses; below 1500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Scrophularia ningpoensis


Scrophularia ningpoensis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Scrophularia ningpoensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower from June to October, and the seeds ripen from September to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
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) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

S. oldhami. Oliv.

Plant Habitats

 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antibacterial  Antifungal  Antiphlogistic  Antipyretic  Cardiac  Diuretic  Febrifuge  Haemolytic  
Hypoglycaemic  Restorative  Sialagogue  Tonic  Vasodilator

This species has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2,000 years[238]. The root is antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, antiphlogistic, cardiac, diuretic, febrifuge, haemolytic, hypoglycaemic, restorative, sialogogue, tonic and vasodilator[147, 176, 218]. Small doses act as a heart tonic, whilst large doses depress cardiac function[176, 238]. The root is used internally in the treatment of feverish illnesses with symptoms such as rashes, delirium and insomnia, dry cough, throat infections, abscesses and carbuncles[238]. The root is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[238].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in most moist to wet soils in full sun or partial shade[200, 238]. This species is hardy to at least -15°c[238].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[238]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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