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botanical name:
Rehmannia piasezkii
Rehmannia piasezkii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chinese Foxglove
synonyms:  Rehmannia angulata, Rehmannia glutinosa var. angulata, Rehmannia glutinosa var. piasezkii
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Small perennial with pinnate basal leaves and a few single stem leaves, roughly triangular, lobed or toothed leaflets, hairy mid-green sometimes with reddish tinging. Slender simple or branching stems carry loose, sparse racemes of flared tubular purple-pink flowers in summer.

Well drained, humus rich soil in sun or part shade. Will tolerate dry soils and shade. May need some protection in winter and dislikes very wet cold conditions.

From seed or basal or root cuttings.

Used in Asian herbal medicine.

other notes:
Placement of this genus in the Scrophulariaceae family may be incorrect and is the subject of some debate. It might possibly belong in the Phrymaceae or Gesneriaceae family.

All parts are poisonous if ingested.
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