Rhodiola Rosea or 'Sedum Rosea' is used widely both as a herbal tea and as a garden plant. Also known as golden root, Rhodiola rosea extract is believed to have benefits related to depression. Rhodiola Rosea root is said to be used in some herbal remedies.
This is a cold tolerant plant, green foliage and golden yellow flowers in spring. Found over a wide area of Northern Europe the sought after variety is sometimes called the 'Russian Rhodiola'.
AN intersting plant for the rock garden where it will form a clump to around 10 " in height.
Rhodiola Rosea is not the only one in this genus, look for :
- Rhodiola trollii another 'sedum like plant'. Nice green foliage with rosettes of white flowers.
- Rhodiola amablis
- Rhodiola cretinii
- Rhodiola fastigiata
- Rhodelia integrifolia with its red flowers is worth looking for.