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Roscoea auriculata
Supplied as a bare root rhizome (Ex 1 litre pot)

Roscoea are tuberous perennials belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, commonly known as Gingers. Roscoea have arching, linear or lance-shaped leaves and showy orchid-like flowers in summer or autumn and are considered hardy coming from the Himalaya and Tibet regions.

R. auriculata are one of the larger of the genus. They are a deciduous perennial to 50cm tall with erect stems bearing lance-shaped leaves, and orchid-like bright purple flowers 35mm wide in late summer and early autumn
Grow in well drained soil in a semi sheltered and part shady spot. Prefers a slightly acidic soil. Hardy to -15/20C making this exotic ginger a must for all keen jungle gardeners.

Semi shade/west facing
Well drained but moist soil
RHS rating H5

Plants are supplied as a bare root tuber and are similar to the plants seen in pictures 3 and 4. Picture 1 and 2 shows the flowers on a planted specimen and is not the plant for sale.



Roscoea auriculata