Roscoea Spice Island

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Roscoea Spice Island, Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island', thrives in humus rich moist soil in a cool sheltered site. It will go dormant if soil dries out, and it is not recommended for hot humid conditions.

This hardy ginger forms clumps of dark leaves with deep red undersides on thick, deep red stems. Compared to 'Brown Peacock' it is taller and has larger and broader leaves with thicker red stems.

'Spice Island' is late to come out of dormancy and may not emerge until May or June. If you like orchids, we recommend this ‘Spice Island’ that produces orchid-like flowers that are a lavender purple color. Use it as a tropical element or in mixed shade beds.

Exhibiting an impressive and stunning tropical display as a container plant, ‘Spice Island’ also works well at water’s edge. ‘Spice Island’ offers a bit of tropical finery for you in a shaded container or border.

* Orchid-like flowers
* Hardy
* Tropical element


Roscoea Spice Island Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Roscoea purpurea 'Spice Island'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 16-24 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Flower Color Purple, Pink