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Sarasota, FL

July 18, 2010
12:29 PM

Post #7978334

I suddenly noticed this in a pot today. It's a Curcuma flaviflora.
I know that name means yellow flower but it sounds like flavor of flowers.

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(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

July 18, 2010
3:21 PM

Post #7978740

Yup..means Fireball as me of fireball
Saint Gabriel, LA

April 23, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8515626

When I first introduced this many years ago it was just called Fire. Then Tom Wood gave it a tentative ID of C flaviflora. It turns out it didn't have a name at the time and was later published as the new species C rubrobracteata. The type local was in India, but the cultivated clones are from Thailand. I don't think anyone in the US is growing the true C flaviflora.

When it bloomed for the first time I was totally shocked!! I wasn't expecting a bright red ball sitting in the bottom of the pot.

Tim Chapman
Anthony, FL

May 30, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8598247

Hi to all, I will be leaving Florida the end of June. I still have some gingers to trade, I am looking for different costus, zingibers & Alpinias.
I have these to trade;
Curcuma longa "Bright White"
longa "Jamaican Red"
longa ( regular one sold as Domestica)
Curcuma Inodora
Curcuma Ornata
Curcuma petiolata "Emperor"
Curcuma Ribbon
Curcuma "Red Fireball"
Boesenbergia rotnda

Hedychium White Starburst
Hedychium "Vi"
Hedychium Daniel Weeks
Hedychium thrysiforme
Hedychium Disney
Hedychium Pink V

Maybe a few others !!!!!

I have a few smaller plants from divided rhizomes of
Curcuma Sulee Rainbow

I AM LOOKING FOR LARGE RHIZOME DIVISIONS, I will be moving & have to ship them, so I cannot trade for tiny divisions, need to be at least a 4" to 6 " rhizome.

I HAVE >>>>
Costus barbatus, pictus, speciosus, spicatus...
Well let me know if you want to trade, I ONLY HAVE 3 WEEKS TO DO SO !!

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