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Cautleya spicata 'Bleddyn's Beacon' - BSWJ2408

Pot Size: 2 litre (deep)
Price: £8.50
Description:
One of the best forms we have grown, outperforming in flower, any of our other collections. Which means the plant's energy is concentrated on flowering rather than increasing at the root, unfortunately meaning it is in short supply. Of a stocky nature with strong dark red stems (hence old species name of C. robustum, not the cultivar) bearing longer than normal terminal inflorescences of dark red overlapping bracts with sizeable protruding yellow flowers over a long period June to October. Easily grown in any type of humus rich but drained soil in sun to light shade, protect the rhizomes from freezing in cold areas, with a mulch. Hardy to -15C. Our collection from the Darjeeling area of northern India.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Cautleya spicata 'Bleddyn's Beacon' BSWJ2408
Group Colour Blooms Size
Bulbous Red, Yellow Summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Deciduous bold North India
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No ORNAMENTAL fruit
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