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Rhodiola linearifolia Boriss.

Rhodiola linearifolia

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Plant 25-40 cm. Stems numerous, densely leafy. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear-lanceolate, toothed near the apex. Flowers in dense hemispherical cymes, brick red (staminate) or yellowish (pistillate). V - early spring to early autumn, in St. Petersburg April-September. Fl - May for 2-4 weeks. Fr - July. P - by seed and by division. Does well in full sun and in partial shade. Very attractive. Well suited to the rock garden, especially with rocks of grey colour. Z 4 (3). New.

Central Asia (Tien Shan, Narynskiy, Aleksandrovskiy Ranges, Zailiyskiy Alatau) and northern China. High mountain meadows, on thin soil near timberline, on rocks.


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