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Rehmannia elata

rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
I bought one of these in June and it's been in flower ever since. It looks like there are a number of seedlings at its base. I know it's in the foxglove family - digitalis do well for me - but has anyone had their Rehmannia seed about? Hoping it's a frequent occurrence as I'd like to create self-seeding groups in different parts of the garden.

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,801
    edited November 2020
    It's not a plant I'm familiar with but the RHS suggests you can propagate by seed, so you may well be right. I think that personally I would be tempted to pot up a few of the seedlings to overwinter under cover.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/79351/Rehmannia-elata/details

    PS I've just spotted that you only bought it this year, so you don't know how well it will overwinter. It's not particularly hardy - H3.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
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  • rachelQrtJHBjbrachelQrtJHBjb South BucksPosts: 805
    Thanks @LG_ . I think I'll try leaving some outdoors and pot up others to overwinter in a cold greenhouse. Winters here are definitely colder than SE London.
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