• Roscoea alpina
  • Roscoea alpina
  • Roscoea alpina
  • Roscoea alpina
    Roscoea alpina
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Roscoea alpina

Hardy Ginger,
Size: ex 1L pots

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£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Very hardy Ginger
  • Beautiful violet-purple flowers
  • Full sun or half-shade
  • Moist humus-rich yet well-drained soil
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Description

Roscoea alpina is a small Ginger endemic to the Himalayan region where it grows to elevations of 3500m. It has a delicate purple or lilac inflorescence with the central lobe of the corolla orbicular and erect and the labellum not reflexed. We find it is one of the first Roscoeas to send up new growth, sometimes as early as the first week in May but more typically mid May through to early June. Nontheless it still manages to miss all but the very latest of frosts. Growth is rapid and is quickly followed by a succession of flowers.

Roscoeas are wonderful Gingers that should be more widely grown. Their early flowering - compared to Heychiums - and the very prolific nature of their flowering, make them a delightful addition to any garden. Roscoea alpina is one of the best.

Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Roscoea alpina var. minor, Roscoea alpina f. pallida, Roscoea exilis, Roscoea intermedia, Roscoea longifolia, Roscoea purpurea var. exilis
Geographical Origin Himalayas: Tibet, Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim,
Cultivation Full sun to half-shade. Rich, moist, well-drained soil
Eventual Height 50-60cm
Eventual Spread 30-40cm
Hardiness Fully hardy. It benefits from its long winter dormant period and so avoids the frosts

Roscoea alpina

Hardy Ginger,
Size: ex 1L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£5.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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