NAME: Roseroot Stonecrop
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Rose Root / Golden Root / Aaron's Rod / Arctic Root / King's Crown
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhodiola Rosea / Sedum Rhodiola / Rhodiola Roanensis / Sedum Roanense / Sedum Rosea
PLANT SEEDS: Fall Sow / Cold Stratify
BLOOM TIME: May - Aug
HARDINESS ZONE: 1 - 9
PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 15"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 18"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 25 Seeds
OTHER: Roseroot Stonecrop is a very cold hardy succulent plant that hails from the Arctic regions of of Europe, Britain, Asia, & North America. The plants are able to tolerate a variety of soils including heavy clay, sandy, or rocky, & are also tolerant of drought & coastal conditions. This Stonecrop can be used as a groundcover, an alpine & rock garden plant, as a border, or in a container. Whichever you choose, you will want to plant it somewhere you will get to see it beautiful rosettes & lovely flower clusters that attract bees & butterflies.
Aside from being grown as a nice ornamental plant, Roseroot is also grown for its root’s medicinal properties. Its yellow roots are rose-scented, hence the name, & have long been used in traditional medicine. From Wikipedia: “About 140 chemical compounds are in the subterranean portions of R. rosea. Rhodiola roots contain phenols, rosavin, rosin, rosarin, organic acids, terpenoids, phenolcarbonic acids and their derivatives, flavonoids, anthraquinones, alkaloids, tyrosol, and salidroside.”
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May 2, 2021
Difficult to germinate. I stratified the seeds as recommended and out of the packet of 25 seeds, only 2 germinated. I hope to keep those 2 seedlings alive!
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Jan 14, 2021
Haven’t planted yet, but this isn’t my first time buying from this seller and I was not disappointed previously. Fast shipping.