Roscoea purpurea is a vigourous hardy ginger from the Himalayas where at grows at elevations of 1500-3100m in cool often shady or semi-shady aspects. A strong growing Roscoea, its stems are robust and upright usually to 50-60cm in height with a purplish colouration. Although the species can be variable for flower colour the flowers on this clone are a strong dark purple and are highly attractive.
|Synonyms||Roscoea procera, Roscoea purpurea f. alba, Roscoea purpurea var. gigantea, Roscoea purpurea var. procera, Roscoea purpurea f. purpurea|
|Geographical Origin||Himalayan region: Northern India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan|
|Cultivation||Moist shade. Avoid scorching sun, Mulch for water retention in summer and winter warmth|
|Hardiness||Hardy herbaceous perennial. New growth appears in May, usually avoiding the frosts|
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