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Roscoea purpurea

More About Roscoea purpurea

  • AKA Roscoea procera, Roscoea purpurea var. procera
  • Tuberous perennial (Ginger relative)
  • Clump forming, upright habit
  • Unusual hooded, orchid-like flowers surrounded by overlapping bracts
  • Purple flowers form by the upper leaf axis
  • Thick stems have arching, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

6

Height:

35-40 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Roscoea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Requires a sheltered site in Ontario landscapes with mulch should be applied for added winter protection. Slow to emerge in the spring, the tubers should be planted 15 cm below the soil level.


Roscoea purpurea Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge