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botanical name:
Roscoea purpurea
Roscoea purpurea © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Roscoe's Lily
family:  Zingiberaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Tuberous perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, stem-sheathing, deep to mid green leaves. In summer thick stems bear flowers usually of soft violet-purple, but variable in shade and sometimes partly or entirely white.

Likes a cool, sheltered location in part shade and moist, well drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. May need protection from severe frosts.
Plant tubers 15cm deep, in winter or early spring.

From seed or by division

Woodland gardens, peat beds or damp shady borders.

other notes:
pronounced: ross-KOH-ee-uh pur-PUR-ee-uh
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