16th July 2005
This plant came from a Longacre nursery as R.alpinia. They described it as "the true species (not scillifolia
which is normally offered under this name elsewhere.)" Well, it is true, it is not scillifolia. I don't
think it is alpina either. At present these plants are being exported from Chinese nurseries in quite
large numbers and the identities of plants exported can sometimes become muddled. I currently think this is R.schneideriana.
6th July 2006
21st August 2006
Roscoea schneideriana is a new acquisition, and I have yet to see it in flower,
however Gary Dunlop from Ballyrogan Nurseries has suggested that the plant I obtained
from Long Acre Plants as Roscoea alpina is actually R.schneideriana.
This is the plant in question. I welcome web wisdom on the subject (I can hear that pig slipping into a coma).
14th July 2007
This is Roscoea schneideriana growing at Kew.
12th July 2008
A closer picture of the plant growing at Kew.