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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
Best in rich damp soil and with some shade.

usage:
Borders, especially where an exotic appearance is desired.

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