Rehmannia elata
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Rehmannia elata

Chinese foxglove

  family scrophulariaceae 
  genus rehmannia 

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Genus  Rehmannia Species  elata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  rehmannia   Chinese foxglove Family  SCROPHULARIACEAE Specimen number  S10179 Data source  HumGrdn p95
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial shade Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Rich Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-09b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Rehmannia elata attracts hummingbirds. Rehmannia (also known as Chinese foxglove) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is rich. This species likes partial shade. It prefers moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Rehmannia elata most likely originates from China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rehmannia elata is a woody perennial. Rehmannia (locally known in some parts as Chinese foxglove) is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has foxglove-like flowers with red-dotted yellow throats. Blooms appear for an 8 month period from April through November. Most often the flowers occur in either rose or purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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