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Roscoea purpurea


Purple Roscoea

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.454.950


Roscoea are exotic cousins to the Ginger, native to the Himalayas. This species bears short spikes of orchid-like flowers in a bright magenta-purple shade, against a low mound of green sword-shaped leaves. Plants dislike hot, humid summer climates, performing best in a cool, moist woodland setting. Clumps may be divided after several years, best accomplished in early spring. Although surprisingly hardy, in cold winter regions these may be wintered in pots indoors.

Further details for
Roscoea purpurea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Roscoea purpurea


Purple Roscoea

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.454.950


Roscoea are exotic cousins to the Ginger, native to the Himalayas. This species bears short spikes of orchid-like flowers in a bright magenta-purple shade, against a low mound of green sword-shaped leaves. Plants dislike hot, humid summer climates, performing best in a cool, moist woodland setting. Clumps may be divided after several years, best accomplished in early spring. Although surprisingly hardy, in cold winter regions these may be wintered in pots indoors.

Further details for
Roscoea purpurea

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.