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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by division

usage:
Woodland gardens, peat beds or damp shady borders.

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