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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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Common Name Roscoea
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Roscoea
species purpurea
Plant Type Perennial
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Bloom Time July, August
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Green, Red
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade, Full Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9
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.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 16" / 12" / 20"
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.
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 Long Day
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