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Roscoea cautleyoides

Roscoea cautleyoides

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  • expected in September

We generally try to grow plants that are, well, easy to grow. This super cool, hardy ginger relative is one of the few exceptions. It is native to pine forest clearings in central China and requires very specific conditions: cool summers, mild winters, light shade, and humus rich, sandy, moist but well drained soil. Other than that, it is easy to grow.

Distinctions: Winner of an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society

Zones: 5 to 8

Family: Zingiberaceae

Type: Perennial

Height: 12 to 18 in.

Spread: 12 to 18 in.

Exposure: Full Sun

Soil Conditions: Average

Bloom Time: June to

Bloom Color: light yellow

Native Range: western China

Image Credits:

  • Roscoea_cautleoides.JPG: Secundum naturamderivative work: Peter coxhead, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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