Roscoea Pot Plants

Roscoea are robust herbaceous perennials from the ginger family.  Roscoea pot plants 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.  Roscoea  have tuberous, fleshy roots (similar in appearance to dahlia) that become dormant in late autumn.  New shoots appear from April onwards.   Early varieties such as R. cautleyoides flower in May, most flower in June but the later varieties such as R. ‘Summer Deep Purple’ AGM, R. ‘Harvington Imperial’ and R. ‘Wisley Amethyst’ flower in July and R. ‘Red Gurkha’ AGM flowers in August and even into early September.  They are hardy throughout the British Isles.

Our selection of Roscoea  pot plants includes five with the prefix ‘Harvington’, including R. ‘Harvington Royale’, R. ‘Harvington Raw Silk’ AGM, R. ‘Harvington Evening Star’, R. ‘Harvington Imperial’ and R. ‘Harvington Summer Deep Purple’ AGM.

These are a set of distinctive plants bred by Hugh Nunn in the village of Harvington 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.

We despatch Roscoea pot plants during May, June and July until they become too tall to send.  Once the leaves have died back in November, we begin sending them again as pots containing dormant tubers.  We also despatch them as bare root large flowering-sized tubers during March and April.