Rhodiola Rosea is a cold-climate, perennial herb. Rhodiola is generally classified as a natural adaptogen, meaning a substance that promotes overall well-being and performance, both mentally and physically within the body. Rhodiola Rosea was traditionally called golden root. Golden root increases blood flow to the brain, allowing for increased performance. As an adaptogen, Rhodiola root is high in antioxidants. Rhodiola root users frequently find that it increases resistance to irritability, stress, fatigue, and occasional headaches. By reducing stress, Rhodiola benefits the heart. Rhodiola Rosea is also a favorite of Russian athletes who seek the benefits of physical performance, whereas it is employed by students looking for mental performance. Rhodiola has also long been used in various other parts of the world as a health tonic. We are proud to offer Rhodiola Rosea seeds in addition to Rhodiola extract and dried Rhodiola root.
Surface sow in a sunny greenhouse in spring on a fertile well-drained sandy loam. Rhodiola seeds will usually germinate in about 3 weeks at 10 °C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are strong enough, and grow them in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in the early summer of the following year. They like raised and sunny grounds and can be grown as a nice looking ground cover as well. If well established the plant is drought-resistant.