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Kaempferia roscoeana

Peacock lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Kaempferia roscoeana (Peacock lily). This species is a low growing perennial with rounded leaves which are medium green with light green markings. The flowers are borne in the summer to the autumn in short spikes of 3-petalled white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Dwarf ginger lily

Origin

Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic leaves and their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Allow to dry out when plants become dormant.

Propagation

Division in late spring.

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