Plants: Rehmannia elata - Chinese Foxglove

08.07. 2007 09:35:29 (
Topic: Plants / Perennials

Rehmannia elata - Chinese Foxglove

Common Name: Chinese or Beverly Hills Foxglove (The Foxglove growing on Steriods). Rehmannia is named after Joseph Rehmann (1799-1831) a physician in Petrograd, Russia. The flowers of this plant look like a foxglove on steroids. The Chinese Foxglove blooms longer than common Foxglove and it has a showier flower. It sends out underground runners to form colonies and is deer and rabbit resistant.

Give Rehmannia a good mulch of leaves during winter to protect it from winter wet. Plant it out where it is protected from winter winds in well-drained soil. During our drought season, be sure to give supplemental water to this plant. It makes an excellent cut flower.

Hardiness Zone: 6-10
Height: 24 to 36 inches
Light: Full or Partial Sun
Cut Flower: Yes
Flowering Time: Mid summer into Fall
Attracts Butterflies: Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes

Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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