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Eared Roscoea

Roscoea auriculata

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Eared Roscoea Overview

There are about 18 species of tuberous perennials which are grown for their orchid-like flowers, wide-lobed lower lips and 2 narrower petals. The leaves are lance-shaped and upright.

Common problems with Eared Roscoea

How to propagate Eared Roscoea

Division

You can propagate by division in spring.

Seed

Seed in autumn or winter; expose seed to frost for best germination.

Other uses of Eared Roscoea

Grown for their orchid-like flowers. It is suited to open borders, rock gardens and woodland gardens.