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Rehmannia elata/Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata / Rehmannia elata
Pink, bell-shaped flowers hanging from long stems with foliage in background
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Pink, bell-shaped flowers hanging from long stems with foliage in background

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Scientific Name: Rehmannia elata
Common Name: Chinese Foxglove
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Flowers resemble the more familiar foxglove flowers, but are also orchidlike in appearance. Cannot tolerate hard freezes, but also does not bloom well in hot summer conditions, and may bloom in the winter in very warm climates. Flower stalks arise from rosette of foliage. Self-seeding can occur where conditions are favorable.