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Caulokaempferia petelotii - HWJ541

Pot Size: 8.5cm
Price: £10.00
A charming small ginger we collected way back in 1999 on our first ascent on Fansipan the highest mountain in the north of Vietnam. From 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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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Caulokaempferia petelotii HWJ541
Group Colour Blooms Size
Bulbous Yellow Summer, autumn dwarf
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Shade Deciduous bold Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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