How to grow Rubia tinctorum

Rubia tinctorum growing herbaceous of the genus Rubia also known as Common madder or Dyer’s madder, Rubia tinctorum perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant and to dye fabric, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9

Leaves color green in linear shape, leaves grow in groups of six.

Rubia tinctorum flower

Flower color yellow to green in bowl shape.

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Requirements for Rubia tinctorum growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
1-1.5m, 40-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Yellow to green flowers in bowl shape, flowers grow in bowl shape

Scientific name:

Rubia tinctorum

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