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Rhodiola integrifolia

Rhodiola integrifolia
Year two
king's crown; roseroot
Year three
Synonym(s) Sedum rosea ssp. integrifolium
Common name king's crown; roseroot
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2)
Flowers rose-red
Size 15"
Light sun- part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Upright-growing succulent with bright green leaves; flattened, deep rose-red flower clusters appear in early summer. Online sources don't agree on the need for sun/shade and soil moisture; I'll try my seedlings in fairly ordinary, mostly sunny garden conditions, as well as in troughs (as shown in the photos here). They are ever so slow to grow to any size, but I remain hopeful as long as some of them survive that I'll eventually see a mature plant.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Alplains '12 seed. Baggy 70F with light (90%G, 6-8d)
  2. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (33%G, 3-9d)
  3. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (20%G, 6-12d)

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