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Cautleya gracilis


Originating in the Himalayas, you too can grow these captivating architectural Gingers.

Large tropical-looking leaves emerge in spring, forming dramatic clumps with tall flower spikes and red bracts follow. By summer these exotic blooms reveal themselves in their full glory.

Prefers humus rich soil in full or part shade. Height 60cm (24”). Spread 45cm (18”). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour
Orange

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Small Gardens, Tropical Garden

Other
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, NEW This Year, Rare or Unusual, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Hardy Perennial

Category
Perennials

Delivery
July onwards

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Aspect
Full or Part Shade

Spread
45cm (18")

Height
60cm (24")

Cautleya gracilis

Soil

Humus rich, well drained

Position

Full to Part Shade

Flowering

Late Summer

Additional Information

Its look is great for tropical styled gardens. Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.Propagate by division in early spring or divide in late spring after new growth. Protect from frosts if weather is at risk of going below -5. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 25 Aug 2017 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
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