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Roscoea sp., Roscoea
Roscoea humeana

Roscoea sp.

Roscoea
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: China and Himalayas
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersYellow, orange flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

These 18 of tuberous perennials are related to Ginger, but in appearance are more reminiscent of Irises.They are grown for their orchid-like flowers.

They grow vigorously during the warm season, if they are kept moist, and then die back suddenly in autumn to a short resting rhizome with fleshy roots. They are cold hardy, but they are susceptible to excess water in winter when dormant.


Similar plants:


Roscoea sp., Roscoea
Roscoea cautleoides
Roscoea sp., Roscoea
Roscoea humeana


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