Roscoea ‘Harvington Raw Silk’ AGM

£ 14.99

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Beautiful pink bracts surround the buds which open into large cream flowers.  Clump forming with lots of vigour and lots of flowers. Hybrid bred by Hugh Nunn

Flowers: May and June. Height up to 25 cm


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Roscoea ‘Harvington Raw Silk’ is an early flowering hybrid bred by Hugh Nunn. Beautiful pink bracts surround the buds which open into large cream flowers. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM), it is clump-forming with lots of vigour and flowers. 

Our selection of Roscoea includes four with the prefix ‘Harvington‘.  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 ‘Harvington Raw Silk’ also featured on Gardeners World in July 2022. Click on this link on iplayer (from minute 34). Neil Huntley at Hartside Nursery features with presenter Nick Bailey. Hartside Nursery were selected as the RHS Master Grower at Tatton Park Flower Show 2022. See the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show Master Grower You Tube feature

They have also featured in the RHS publication ‘The Garden’ (January 2016). 

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.   New strap shaped leaves reappear from April onwards – some appearing above ground as late as June in the case of Roscoea ‘Red Gurkha’.  They are hardy throughout the British Isles. 

Roscoea grow well in light, dappled shade.  They grow in any moist, free draining soil.  They are frost hardy in the garden when planted at the right depth (10-15cm below surface).  They can also be grown successfully in pots and containers where some frost protection is recommended during severe frosts. 

To find out more about planting your Roscoea ‘Harvington Raw Silk’  please see our Roscoea Planting Advice page.