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Achimenes Himalayan Orange368 views6cm. across flowers of deepest orange red in dwarf compact plants of 25 cm height. Floriferous and simply gorgeous.
Arisaema costatum365 viewsMagnificent red-brown spathes striped with white and a long whip-like spadix appendage extending almost to the base. Foliage green marked at the edges with red and ribbed beneath. A fine cold hardy species.
Zingiber zerubmet Vareigata362 viewsPine Cone Ginger. This ginger lily has red stems with variegated leaves. The club shaped red inflorescence is very ornamental and good for cutflowers and lasts for several weeks. The flowers are translucent (see picture) and flowers in succession.
Achimenes Pucherrima 351 viewsLarge, 6 cm dia, dark amaranth red flowers with frilly edges on dwarf compact plants. Extremely good for landscaping in warm climates on wall and slopes.
Achimenes Snow Princess351 viewsFlowers 5cm dia on 25 cm plants. Pure white in great profusion.
Remusatia vivipara349 viewsCold tolerant and winter dormant. 2 days after the spathe opens it reflexes. Leaves of mature tubers can grow very large and broad which are very beautifully marked. The tubers are red in colour.
Tacca chanterii349 views(Black Bat Flower). The rather weird looking 12 - 15 cm inflorescence arises during summer from a rhizome bearing 3 to 4 shiny, ribbed, green leaves that are very ornamental. The plant grows to a height of about 50 cm tall. In colder climates they make excellent pot plants if planted indoors in well-drained loam. The long lasting inflorescence are also good as cutflowers. Taccas are often referred to as Bat Flowers or Devil’s Whiskers.

Cardiocrinum cultivation348 views
Amorphophallus napalensis344 viewsAnother easy to grow species from the Himalayas for the cold house, having a segmented leaf carried on a heavily mottled petiole. Although easily grown, they are hardly ever offered for sale. You can expect the tubers to produce a plant approximately 2 feet tall. They produce a beautiful yellow to apple green spathe with a matching cream spadix.
Curcuma White Wonder344 viewsThe most interesting Curcuma for your kitchen garden.In Asia used as spice for cooking, medicine and dyes. The snow white white bracts hods the rather small flowers which has translucent petals and yellow lips. The bract inflorescence grown over 10 cm tall. The foliage is beautiful and grows over 1.5 feet tall. When the tubers are broken or cut it reveal the tumeric colour.

Arisaema consanguineum339 viewsThis is a beautiful species which can reach an impressive proportions, over 4 feet tall. The beautiful green spathe ends with a long whip-like extension. The many segmented umbrella-like leaves drip with droplets of water from the morning dew . One of the easiest species and definitely cold hardy.
Hippeastrum roseum330 viewsStems over 40 cm tall bearing star shaped rose- pink long lasting flowers 7 to 8 cm across. Excellent for cut flower.

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