Rosewort (Rhodiola rosea)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 10 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Other: Small clusters at ends of stalks
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: 6 weeks at 5 C or colder
Depth to plant seed: Cover lightly or just press into soil
Pollinators: Flies
Bees

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Location: Bide A Wee cottage garden, near Morpeth, NorthumberlandDate: 2010-05-05
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Location: Wallington Hall garden, Northumberland, UKDate: 2014-05-21
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonRhodiola rosea -- Alps strain
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2012-12-09
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-06-04
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-05-11
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Location: female bloomPhoto courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
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Location: NorwayDate: 2014-08-14Photo courtesy of: Ximonic
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Location: male flowersDate: 2010-05-16Photo courtesy of: WildBoar
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Date: 2012-07-20Photo courtesy of: Randi Hausken
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Date: 2010-05-01Photo courtesy of: WildBoar
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 11, 2012 7:46 PM

This plant's appearance can be variable depending on where the seed originated. Native to the high northern mountains, various strains come from the Alps, Russia, and the Scandinavian countries. The leaves may be long and narrow, or short and flattened. It is quite adaptable and does well in a variety of soil types. Drought tolerant once established.

Medicinal use: The dried root is rose scented and may be used for depression, SAD, chronic fatigue, and weight loss.

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