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Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'


Roscoea ‘Spice Island' has lavender purple, orchid-like flowers on top of deep red stalks.

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 - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

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



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

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


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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