Roscoea

We despatch Roscoea tubers during March and April while dormant. They are sold as large flowering-sized tubers ready for planting out.  They will be available to order again from early 2017.  Please email penny@twelvenunns.co.uk  with your details if you would like us to email/post you the list at the best time for ordering.

Our selection of Roscoea includes four with the prefix ‘Harvington':

R. ‘Harvington Royale’

R. ‘Harvington Raw Silk’

R. ‘Harvington Evening Star’

R. ‘Harvington Summer Deep Purple’

These are a set of distinctive plants bred by Hugh Nunn in the Vale of Evesham and selected for their beauty, vigour and garden worthiness.  Several have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of these characteristics.

Roscoea are robust herbaceous perennials in the ginger family.  They are suitable for the front of borders, in a rock garden or grown in a container.  With orchid-like flowers in the summer they can be found in colours ranging from white and cream through pinks, brick reds and purples.  They have tuberous, fleshy roots (similar in appearance to dahlia) that become dormant in late autumn, with strap shaped leaves from April onwards and flower from May through until early September.  Some appear as late as June in the case of R. ‘Red Gurkha’.  They are hardy throughout the British Isles.