| Chinese Reineckia |
| Reineckia carnea|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 6-9) |
| (Ji xiang cao; Lucky grass)
Excellent ground cover for shady areas! In Chinese medicine it "brightens the eye" and strengthens the memory and the heart. The Miao people of China use it to treat cough and sore throats. Several active saponins and anti-inflammatory steroids have been discovered in the roots. In Chinese culture it brings luck and fortune if it flowers in the garden. Excellent low growing ground cover plant suited for moist shady areas. It spreads slowly much like lily-of-the-valley but with showy pink fragrant flowers. Ht. 10cm/4".