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Roscoea tibetica f. atropurpurea - BWJ7640

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From one of my seed collections gathered from the Birong Valley close to the Sichuan-Yunnan border within China in 2000. Where only a tiny bit of seed was present in its shady habitat amongst large shrubs and scrub. A small plants forming a rosette of broadly ovate leaves the bases clasping the short upright stems to 20 cm tall, which have arisen from the fleshy roots. Displaying the dark-purple flowers held terminally in succession from the tip of the stem, orchid-like on long hollow tubes, with almost comical lateral petals protruding either side. Flowering for several months for us May to September. Easily grown in a well drained soil with some moisture retention in sun or shade.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Roscoea tibetica f. atropurpurea BWJ7640
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Purple Summer dwarf
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Deciduous autumn colour China
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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