Saruma henryi is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a cluster of erect stems 50 - 100cm tall from a robust, rhizomatous rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens.
The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - central China
Dense forests, valleys, stream banks; at elevations from 600 - 1,000 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Saruma henryi is native to central China, occupying hardyness zones from 7 - 9. It should succeed outdoors in milder regions of the temperate zone.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in semi to full shade in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
]. Established plants tolerate some dry soils[
Plants will slowly spread in the garden by means of their creeping rootstocks[
Plants may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions[
The leaves are fragrant when bruised[
The plant is used medicinally[
Division, preferably when the plant is dormant