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Rehmannia elata (Chinese foxglove)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Rehmannia elata

Other names: Chinese foxglove, Beverly bells

Genus: Rehmannia Rehmannia

Species: R. elata - R. elata is a perennial with rough, palmate leaves. In summer, it bears open racemes of pretty, tubular, deep pink flowers with yellow throats.


Rehmannia elata is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink, Flushed yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Erect, Open stems

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Where to grow

Rehmannia elata (Chinese foxglove) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Not fully hardy, so best as a conservatory/unheated glasshouse plant. May survive winters outdoors in mild, sheltered sites. Can be grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Rehmannia elata

Other names: Chinese foxglove, Beverly bells

Genus: Rehmannia Rehmannia

Species: R. elata - R. elata is a perennial with rough, palmate leaves. In summer, it bears open racemes of pretty, tubular, deep pink flowers with yellow throats.


Rehmannia elata is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink, Flushed yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Erect, Open stems

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Runners, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Rehmannia elata (Chinese foxglove) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position. Not fully hardy, so best as a conservatory/unheated glasshouse plant. May survive winters outdoors in mild, sheltered sites. Can be grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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