Roscoea ‘McBeath’s Pink’

£ 14.99

An outstanding border plant awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit. A vigorous grower with distinctive reddish purple stems and pink flowers completely different from any other available.

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Pot plant with large flowering-sized tuber.

Description

Selected from plants purchased from the plantsman Ron McBeath 10 years or so ago. A superb garden plant awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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.  Some appearing as late as June in the case of R. ‘Red Gurka’.  They are hardy throughout the British Isles.

Planting Position

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.

Gardening tips

Water well after planting and as the plant establishes.  Ensure that they don’t suffer from drought in the summer or waterlogging in the winter.