Pot Size: 8.5cm
Description: An intriguing small ginger that one cannot help being enamoured by, which we have collected several times from the north of Vietnam in a deep gorge high in the cool mountain forests, where it clings to the almost bare mossy cliffs with its tiny fleshy roots. Where by mid-summer it has slender stems to no more than 10 cm (20 in cultivation) tall with small broadly lanceolate ribbed leaves clasping the stems, which all terminate in a bracty spike, which extrudes broad lipped canary yellow flowers (large for the plant) in succession for many months well into the autumn. We have cultivated this in containers, but should be hardy in sheltered shady conditions in almost neat humus and lack of competition.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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