Roscoea purpurea

Hardy Ginger
Size
ex 1.5L pots
Availability: In stock
£9.99
Quick Overview
  • Vigourous hardy ginger from the Himalayas
  • Purple flower
  • Rhizomes multiplying year by year to form a large clump
  • Moist shady aspect
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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.


Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family Zingiberoideae
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
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 30cm
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial. New growth appears in May, usually avoiding the frosts
Roscoea purpurea
Hardy Ginger
Size
ex 1.5L pots
Availability: In stock
£9.99
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