Roscoea cautleyoides

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs
Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:34:52 PDT
Have you tried Roscoea purpurea, Mark?  It's later blooming and 
doesn't have as many cosmetic issues at this season.  I'll try to 
take a photo of a couple of the cultivars currently in growth here -- 
one in particular has quite striking leafage, as well as attractive flowers.


At 09:15 AM 8/26/2007, you wrote:
>Last year a plant of Roscoea cautleyoides set lots of seed in late 
>summer/early fall, so I scratched in some of the seed near the 
>mother plant, among the bark mulch.  A couple weeks ago, I noticed a 
>fresh crop of seedlings.
>But here's the dilemma, do I really want these seedlings?  I'm on 
>the fence with Roscoea,

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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