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Roscoea cautleoides

Family zingiberaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Size 18-24"
Light light shade
Cultural notes prefers moist soil

Tuberous perennial with lance-shaped leaves. Likes a cool, sheltered spot in the garden. Flowers, appearing in summer, may be yellow, purple, or cream.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F/75F (78%G, 4-24d)
  2. Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (90%G, 17-27d). No seedlings developed from sprouted seed

A bit of bottom heat helps to get germination going.

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