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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

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

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

Hardy Perennial


July onwards

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Full or Part Shade

45cm (18")

60cm (24")

Cautleya gracilis


Humus rich, well drained


Full to part shade


Late summer

Additional Information

Its look is great for tropical styled gardens. Remove leaves only after they have completely died down. Will need protection from adverse weather conditions, especially when the weather becomes cold and the first sign of frost are evident. Ensure that you keep your soil relatively moist but not waterlogged and remove foliage that has completely died down. Protect from frosts if 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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