Roscoea brandisii is probably not in cultivation, but this plant is circulating under the name
, and is actually R.tumjensis. It is an excellent large flowered plant, but probably best grown
in a pot and put under cover for the winter. It does not really like being wet when it is dormant.
I have only killed it once, but it was an experience to learn from. It was very late to emerge, but
Roscoeas are always late to emerge, so it was the end of june before I knocked it out of its pot
to see what was happening, by which time the rot had destroyed all of the storage roots.
13th July 2012
6th August 2014