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Roscoea
Roscoea purpurea 'Cinnamon Stick'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Roscoea (ross-KOH-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cinnamon Stick

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 25, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Blood Red stems on foliage. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Prefers humus rich moist soil in a cool sheltered site. Will go dormant if soil dries out. Prefers a cool moist woodland site. Mulch heavily. Not for areas with hot humid summers.