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REHMANNIA elata

Commonly known as Chinese foxglove

Pendant bright pinkish-purple flowers with red spots in the throat
Further Reading....
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Pinkish purple
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Rosette-forming perennial with obovate, lobed or toothed, conspicuously veined, hairy, mid-green basal leaves 20-25cm (8-10in) long. Produces tubular flowers 7-10cm (2¾-4in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

REHMANNIA elata

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£13.50 each 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be potted-up and moved to winter protection
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs and snails
    Place of origin
    China
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.2) in bright, filtered light
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Humus-rich
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Rehmannia - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)
 

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