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Rehmannia ‘Walberton’s Magic Dragon’

Chinese foxglove

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  • Botanical name: Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'
  • Common name: Chinese foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

The Chinese foxglove is a delicate perennial, bearing large, bright pink-red bellflowers with yellow-spotted throats. The bells grow from rosettes of grey-green leaves and appear much like our native foxgloves, but with shorter, more delicate dark-red stems.

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Rehmannia ‘Walberton’s Magic Dragon’ is a recent hybrid of Rehmannia elata and Rehmannia glutinosa. It’s a vigorous plant with large, wide, foxglove-like flowers, borne throughout summer.

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For best results grow Rehmannia ‘Walberton’s Magic Dragon’ in well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered site. In cooler regions it may need a protective layer of mulch in autumn to protect the roots. Otherwise, bring plants indoors over winter.

How to grow Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' and wildlife

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' poisonous?

Rehmannia 'Walberton's Magic Dragon' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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