Curcuma Longa | Turmeric Root | Flowering Ginger Curcuma Longa Rhizomes
A popular hardy flowering ginger, Curcuma Longa, is also the source of what some consider to be the Miracle Medicinal Spice - Turmeric! Widely used in Indian cooking, and gaining popularity around the world for use in herbal and natural remedies. You can harvest fresh turmeric from these roots, or better yet - grow your own, ongoing supply! :)
Curcuma Longa - The Turmeric Plant produces bracts in white, with strong, pleasing architectural forms. Wide, ribbed, tropical foliage sprouts in late spring - be patient, this plant sleeps in - and then grows quickly to about 2 feet tall. Pinecone-like bracts appear in summer and are long lasting, so the reward for your patience is there to enjoy for months. Plant in front of a shrub border to add interest and an "oh, what's that?" spark to your landscape.
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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
Tumeric, flowering ginger, hidden cone gingerBotanical Name:
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:
White flowers (bracts) and wide lush foliageBloom Season:
flowering size tubersNumber:
3 large tubers