Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'
More About Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'
- Tuberous perennial (Ginger relative)
- Clump forming, upright habit
- Unusual hooded, orchid-like flowers surrounded by overlapping bracts
- Lavender flowers form by the upper leaf axis
- Thick, blood-red stems have green, arching, lance-shaped, leaves with red undersides
- Bloom Time: Summer
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 'Spice Island' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average