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Cautleya gracilis from Nagaland (new)

This small ginger relative, with red and yellow flower spikes in late summer, was found in Nagaland on the Dzukou Massif at 2400m alt. A more delicate looking species than C. spicata, reaching about 60cm. Rich soil, sun/semi-shade

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Cautleya gracilis var. robusta 'Tenzing's Gold'

A fine form of this hardy ginger relative with more flowers per stem, usually between 15 and 20. Rich yellow flowers from red tinted bracts in late summer on stems to 50cm. The leaves have most attractive deep-red undersides. Enjoys a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry. Mulch over in winter if you live on Ben Nevis, but otherwise hardy if not waterlogged in winter.

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Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame'

A collection of this hardy ginger relative from E. Nepal which has the darkest red stems to about 1m tall. Orange flushed rich yellow flowers emerging from deep-red bracts are produced atop the stems July to Sept and the leaf undersides are tinged purple-red. Enjoying a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry.

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Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

A very exotic looking but hardy ginger relative with yellow and red flower spikes in August, borne atop clumps of luscious foliage to about 70cm. Enjoying a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry.

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Curculigo crassifolia NJM 10.123 (new)

Appearing like a young palm seedling with long linear-lance shaped corrugated evergreen foliage; deep green above and covered with pale beige hair beneath. This superb foliage plant was originally collected in N Vietnam, where it inhabits anything from rock ledges to bog edge. For milder gardens or superb in a pot, overwintered under cover.

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