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Rubia sikkimensis - Kurz.

Common Name
Family Rubiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found at elevations from 600 - 1,500 metres.
Range E. Asia - Eastern Himalayas from Sikkim to Bhutan and Assam.
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade
Rubia sikkimensis


Rubia sikkimensis

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubia sikkimensis is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). 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 dry or 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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None known

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Other Uses

Dye

A red dye is obtained from the roots, it is sold in local markets in the Himalayas[46, 61].

Special Uses

References   More on Other Uses

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it might succeed outdoors in the very mildest parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a loose moist leafy soil in some shade[200]. Tolerates dry soils but quickly becomes scorched when growing in full sun[200].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed can be very slow to germinate[200]. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for the first year. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring or at any time in the growing season if the divisions are kept well watered until established[200]. 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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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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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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