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Roscoea humeana



Archive entry 28.05.06


Roscoea humeana is a splendid small plant that makes a fantastic show in a pot and is a favourite with alpine gardeners. It is quite late to appear above the ground, often not showing until mid may and then immediately producing flowers. These are usually purple, with a broad dorsal petal. The species varies from purple (R.h. f.tyria) to yellow (R.h. f.lutea) with occasional white and red flowered plants appearing. As these enter cultivation, the number of named forms being distributed is increasing.

16th June 2006

This plant, from Blackthorn Nursereies, flowers as soon as the leaves break from the ground.

2nd June 2006



29th May 2006

This plant is a good dark purple. It came from Fir Tree Farm Nurseries, and flowers once the leaves have started to expand.

26th May 2006



25th May 2007



25th May 2007



6th June 2008

This is the most interesting seedling I have raised yet from the various clones of the species.

22nd May 2009



29th May 2011