|US Patent #||PP23027|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||July, August|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Foliage Color||Green, Red|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Brown Peacock' it is taller and has larger, broader leaves with thicker and red stems as well as a good crown number. Compared to 'Cinnamon Spice' it has dark foliage.|
|Landscape Value||Attractive in foliage and flower, for container, shade, or woodland.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Summer|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||16" / 12" / 24"|
|Soil (Garden)||Should be planted in moderately fertile, humus rich, moist, but well drained soil in a cool sheltered site.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep moist or will go dormant.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
|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.|
Roscoea ‘Spice Island’
Here's a tropical appearing accent plant from the land of the Yeti! In mid summer, this hardy ginger has pink flowers that resemble orchids with a crepe-ruffle. Showy thick, deep red stems support luscious dark leaves with deep red backs. It makes a unusual woodland companion for Trilliums or used as a container specimen.
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 6-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 16″ / 12″ / 24″
Exposure: Part Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): July, August
|Water (Greenhouse)||Keep evenly moist.|
|EC||0.75 – 1.5|
|pH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||Ships in May only.|
|Finish Time to 4″||11 – 13 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||—|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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