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Roscoea purpurea Red Gurka (update)


By Siris

Roscoea purpurea Red Gurka (update) (Roscoea purpurea)

Clumping up nicely.

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That is a lovely plant. do you know the history of its discovery?

20 Aug, 2021


You perked my interest with this question SBG. So, now I know the history of its discovery but not the plant itself.

20 Aug, 2021


one of my friends is a friend of the chap who discovered it.

21 Aug, 2021


I thought it was a garden hybrid, but looking it up THANKS TO SBG, no it was discovered in Nepal in 1980s, two clones collected, one with green stems, one with purple stems. Wait a minute going to look at my stems...... WOW, Purple stems. Pic to follow when it stops raining here!
Oh, actually you can see one purple stem in the above pic, but i would call it red!

21 Aug, 2021


Fascinating info! It’s a really attractive, exotic looking plant too.

22 Aug, 2021

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