Pot Size: 8.5cm
Description: 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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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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