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Drooping spikes of yellow flowers. Sep-Nov. 50cm. Moist soil in a sunny, sheltered site.
Cautleya gracilis. This hardy ginger has up to 10 loosely-spaced yellow flowers on its pseudostem and lance shaped, mid green leaves with red margins.
Prefers to be planted in rich, damp, loamy soil and in a sunny, sheltered position. UK gardeners should protect the plants with a mulch of organic matter, before the frosts.
Grown as a specimen plant or 'architectural' plant in borders.