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botanical name:
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Cautleya robusta
family:  Zingiberaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Shallow rooting fleshy tubers radiate from a central crown, producing lush, lance shaped foliage and the unusual looking flowering stems, with clusters of reddish bracts and yellow flowers.

Best in rich damp soil and with some shade.

Borders, especially where an exotic appearance is desired.

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