Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front

Soil

Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Rhodiola rosea is a native British sedum, found in well-drained rocky situations, particularly mountains and cliff tops. For thousands of years it was used in medicine to increase stamina and tolerance of cold, and is reputed to have healing properties for the skin.

Rhodiola rosea bears fleshy, mid-green leaves and yellow flowers. It's ideal for growing in a rock garden in sun and well-drained soil.

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Rhodiola and wildlife

Rhodiola is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is not known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Rhodiola poisonous?

Rhodiola has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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