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Roscoea scillifolia Pink Form

10th July 2005

The pink flowered form of Roscoea scillifolia is an attractive plant. The relatively small clear pink flowers are fairly distinctive (but not unique) in the genus. The plants grow rapidly, divide readily and flower easily. The flowers set seed freely, even in a closed greenhouse where I assume there are few natural pollinators, so I assume they manage to self pollinate. The plants flower in july, and will produce a sedondary flush of flowers in september or later.

15th September 2005

This picture shows a tray of seedlings, sown during april, pricked out rather belatedly in july, and in flower in september. This enthusiasm to propagate makes the pink form much more widespread in cultivation than the black.

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