ROSCOEA purpurea

Part shade
Fertile soil
Well drained soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 45cm x 30cm

Roscoea purpurea is commonly known as Bhordaya (Nepali), it was first discovered in 1806 by Francis Buchanan. This vigorous perennial has strap-like, green foliage with prominent margins and delightful large purple flowers which appear in clusters all summer long.

Roscoea prefers humus-rich soil that is fairly free draining and slightly acid, in a shady or partially shady location. This stunning plant would look fantastic in a woodland situation or on shady banks and slopes, as well as in your borders and beds. Roscoea  emerges in very late spring, be careful not to dig this plant up by accident.