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Cautleya gracilis (lutea syn.) - Hardy Shade Ginger - Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Cautleya gracilis (lutea syn.) - Cautleya gracilis, also known as Cautleya lutea, is a hardy shade ginger with tropical foliage and yellow orchid-like flowers in summer.
Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Stock Status: Available This Year
Shipping March/April when weather is safe to ship. Plant in pots indoors if too cold outside.
Cautleya gracilis, also known as Cautleya lutea, is a wonderful hardy shade ginger has slender stems to about two feet tall from which emerge a tropical-looking spike of brilliant yellow flowers subtended by bright red bracts. The flowers emerge successively over a month or more each of which lasts three to five days. The red bracts remain for the entire bloom period. Definitely something you've never before imagined for your shade garden!
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Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Flowering Time: Summer
Foliage Colour: Green
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Habitat: Cool forests in deep leaf litter, on stone outcrops among humus and moss, or in tree forks among accumulated leaf litter and humus.
Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas, Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
BC Native: No
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