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PlantFiles: Roscoe's Lily
Roscoea purpurea

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

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elburn, Illinois
Upton, Massachusetts
Wilsonville, Oregon
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania



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