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PlantFiles: Roscoea
Roscoea purpurea 'Cinnamon Stick'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral stormyla 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.



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