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Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'


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Roscoea ‘Spice Island' has lavender purple, orchid-like flowers on top of deep red stalks with clasping green leaves with red-flushed undersides in mid summer.


Description:
This hardy ginger relative has dark leaves with deep red backs. It forms clumps with showy thick, deep red stems. Roscoea ‘Spice Island' has lavender purple, orchid-like flowers on the top of the stalks in mid summer. It can be used as a tropical element or in mixed shade beds. A good container plant.


Common Name: Roscoea

Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grows in open hill slopes in in cooler areas.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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