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Cautleya spicata
Cautleya spicata


 
Family: Zingiberaceae
Hardiness: Zone 7a
Mature Size: 18"-24"
Exposure: Part Sun
Bloom Time: Aug-Sept
Moisture Needs: Moist
Origin: Himalaya, China
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P0146
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Description
 
One of our favorite hardy members of the true Ginger family, this bears showy orange-yellow flowers backed by red bracts.  Very, very nice. A smidge shorter than the 'Robusta' form but brings the same action and if anything, carries a bit of chip on its shoulder being the "little man" and just over achieves. This is invaluable in our climate where we all keep trying get that tropical looking whatever to grow.  Well, this does and without any particular effort on our part which is good.  This blooms every year for us, keeps increasing and simply needs a good rich soil that doesn't dry our.  We mulch in winter to keep crowns from freezing.