Green, maroon, white and purple combine in Bicolor Wonder to create bracts that garner attention regardless of the setting. Now envision these branch tips framed by foliage that grows to 6 feet, sports leaves with crimson stripes down the center. Pinecone shaped bracts that give this plant group its common name, Hidden Cone Ginger, emerge in June and last for months. An easy to grow tropical wonder, this plant is happy in dappled sun to light shade and average soil.
Plant rhizome 1 inch deep
Once sprouted, these plants need about 1" of rain/irrigation per week.
Full sun to light shade
12 inches apart
Flowering ginger, hidden cone gingerBotanical Name:
Curcuma zedoaria Bicolor WonderExposure:
Dappled sun to light shadeHardiness:
Zones 8-11 and to warmer parts of zone 7 with protective mulch; elsewhere lift tubers in autumn and store indoorsHeight:
Purple tipped flowers (bracts) and wide foliage with crimson ribsBloom Season:
flowering size tubersNumber:
3 large tubers