Does anyone known any suppliers of Roscoea plants? I already have purpurea and x beesiana.
Also are they easy to grow from seed? Any information you have on how to sow and how viable they are would be much appreciated.
I've just looked on the RHS website and if you type in the plant name it comes with list of suppliers.
For example this search:
and yes, they're easy to grow from seed, fidgetbones gave me seed last autumn and they germinated.
Fresh seed, cold germinated over winter
These guys do the hedychium plants http://www.jungleseeds.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d133.html
Crug farm plants have a comprehensive list. Postage is on the hefty side, so I thought about a trip to the seaside for the day, calling in en route.Its near to Caernarfen in Wales.
I bought some purpurea hybrids including Red Ghurka from Ashwood nurseries last year. They are just poking through.
I think the seed has to be sown very fresh, and then left to overwinter in a cold frame. I have seed off cautleoides kew beauty just germinated, the seed was off my own plants. When I have bought seed from seed suppliers, it has never germinated. I assume this is because it was dried off too much.
Where do you live , Stephen? I have a couple of Cautleoides kew beauty plants going spare.
Three clumps from three single plants planted five years ago
A clump from the above that I dug up a couple of months ago, separated and replanted as a new group.
Leftovers potted up and looking for a new home.
seedlings from last years seed off the main clump.
All photos taken today.
Thanks for all the feedback guys, this helps a lot!
fidgetbones I live in Peterborough. I'd love some plants if you are close by.
I live nearer to Derby.
I have just ordered Wisley amethyst from Long Acre plants.
have a look at their list, Stephen, the postage is pretty reasonable.
Excuse me for chipping in here - Fidget, I've just planted a pot of R. purpurea in our west-facing front garden - I added lots of compost as the soil is pretty free-draining. At this time of day it gets direct sunshine from about now - do you think it'll be happy there or does it need more shade?