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Reineckia carnea - (Andrews.)Kunth.

Common Name
Family Convallariaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods and foothills of C. and S. Japan[58]. Dense forests, shady and moist slopes, hillsides along valleys at elevations of 100 - 3200 metres in China[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Reineckia carnea


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Reineckia carnea is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in April. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Appetizer;  Cardiotonic;  Vulnerary.

The root is appetizer, cardiotonic and vulnerary[178, 218]. Strengthens the memory[178, 218].

Other Uses

A good ground cover for shady positions[200].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[1], preferring one that is rich in humus and a position in semi-shade[233]. An attractive shade tolerant ground cover plant for neutral or acidic soils[200]. Plants seldom flower well in areas such as Britain with cool summers, they need warm dry conditions in late summer in order to ripen well and initiate flower production[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame if this is possible. Stored seed is likely to be slow to germinate and might take a year or more. Sow it in a cold frame as soon as it is received. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Divide in early spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

(Andrews.)Kunth.

Botanical References

58200266

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Readers comment

roland dodge   Fri Apr 13 2007

will this withstand 90 degree summer heat

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