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Scrophularia ningpoensis - Hemsl.
                 
Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gullies, thickets and wet waste places along the edges of rivers and streams[147]. Bamboo forests, along streams, thickets, tall grasses; below 1500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Scrophularia ningpoensis


Scrophularia ningpoensis
   
Physical Characteristics
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Scrophularia ningpoensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jun to October, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
S. oldhami. Oliv.

Habitats
 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antibacterial;  Antifungal;  Antiphlogistic;  Antipyretic;  Cardiac;  Diuretic;  Febrifuge;  Haemolytic;  
Hypoglycaemic;  Restorative;  Sialagogue;  Tonic;  Vasodilator.

This species has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2,000 years[238]. The root is antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, antiphlogistic, cardiac, diuretic, febrifuge, haemolytic, hypoglycaemic, restorative, sialogogue, tonic and vasodilator[147, 176, 218]. Small doses act as a heart tonic, whilst large doses depress cardiac function[176, 238]. The root is used internally in the treatment of feverish illnesses with symptoms such as rashes, delirium and insomnia, dry cough, throat infections, abscesses and carbuncles[238]. The root is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[238].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most moist to wet soils in full sun or partial shade[200, 238]. This species is hardy to at least -15°c[238].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[238]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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