Roscoea purpurea f. rubra 'Red Gurkha' (Hardy Alpine Ginger)

Family:  Zingiberaceae
Zone: 5 - 9

Natural Range: Nepal
Soil:  Average to moist, humus rich, well drained

Light: Part shade, sun
Height: 10”
Bloom Time:  June to August
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit
Attributes:  Deciduous. Compact foliage with red stems and large red flowers resembling an orchid.
Notes:  According to some sources was introduced in the early 1980s, but according to John Grimshaw was actually introduced as late as 1992 by Oxford University’s Ganesh expedition. This scarce beauty is only now becoming available in the US.

Pot Size:  4" Band Pot