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Roscoea ‘Cinnamon Stick’


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Plucked from the Himalayas, this zone 6 ginger relative is a stunner in a pot or in a shady woodland garden. The blood red stems are striking all season and the large, orchid-like lavender flowers are showy in late summer. While not recommended for the hot and humid south, it makes a superb addition to many gardens.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 12″ / 20″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): July, August

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SKU: ROSCINSTI Categories: ,
Common Name Roscoea
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Roscoea
species purpurea
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 12" / 20"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time July, August
Growth Rate Moderate
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Leaf Color Green, Red
Soil Should be planted in moderately fertile, humus rich, moist, but well drained soil in a cool sheltered site.
pH 5.5 - 6.5
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist.
Water (Garden) Keep moist or will go dormant.
How Different? It has thick red stems and broad green leaves. It is very lovely in a container where you can see the stems.
Landscape Value Attractive in foliage and flower, for container, shade, or woodland.
Finish Time to 4" 12 weeks
Comments Not recommended for the hot and humid south, perform best in a cool, moist woodland setting. In frost prone areas cover with a deep winter mulch as protection. Late to come out of dormancy so may not emerge until May or June. They begin to be showy in the garden by June.
Grower Notes Ships May only.
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