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Rhodiola rhodantha - (A.Gray.)Jacobsen.

Common Name Queen's Crown, Redpod stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist places in tundra or in meadows and by streams in the Rocky Mountains to 2700 metres[83].
Range Western N. America - Arizona to Montana.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Rhodiola rhodantha Queen


Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Rhodiola rhodantha Queen
R.A. Howard @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rhodiola rhodantha is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 4. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Sedum rhodanthum. A.Gray.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb[183, 212]. Chopped finely and added to salads[183]. Best used when they are young[83].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. A good plant for the flower border[83]. This species has pink to white flowers[200]. All members of this genus are said to have edible leaves, though those species that have yellow flowers can cause stomach upsets if they are eaten in quantity[62, 85].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in early summer of the following year. Division in spring or early summer. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

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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
Rhodiola roseaRose RootPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHNDM233
Rhodiola tibetica Perennial0.3 5-9  LMHNDM10 

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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Author

(A.Gray.)Jacobsen.

Botanical References

200

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