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Rhaponticum scariosum rhaponticum - (L.) Greuter

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sub-alpine and alpine meadows[50].
Range Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Rhaponticum scariosum rhaponticum


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Rhaponticum scariosum rhaponticum

 

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Summary

UPDATE 21/11/2011: Rhaponticum scariosum subsp. rhaponticum (L.) Greuter was originally in the database as Leuzea rhapontica (now a synonym). There is also a suggestion it has again changed it's name to Stemmacantha carthamoides although we haven't confirmed this.


Physical Characteristics

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Rhaponticum scariosum rhaponticum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in July. 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 and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Centaurea rhaponticum. L. Rhaponticum scabiosa. Leuzea rhapontica

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Purgative[61].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1, 200]. Prefers a deep well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun[200]. There are 3 sub-species of this species, 2 of them are calcicole (growing well in alkaline soils), whilst the third, L. rhapontica rhapontica, is calcifuge and requires a lime-free soil[50].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in early spring in a cold frame and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Rheum rhaponticumRhubarb, Garden rhubarbPerennial1.2 3-7  MHSNM23 

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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