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Caulokaempferia petelotii - BSWJ11818

Pot Size: 8.5cm
Price: £10.00
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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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Caulokaempferia petelotii BSWJ11818
Group Colour Blooms Size
Bulbous Yellow Summer, autumn dwarf
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Shade Deciduous autumn colour Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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