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.
A surprise in a pot
Yup..means Fireball as well..lol...mmm..reminds me of fireball candy..lol..
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.
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 "VIETNAMESE ORANGE"
longa ( regular one sold as Domestica)
Curcuma petiolata "Emperor"
Curcuma "Red Fireball"
Hedychium White Starburst
Hedychium Daniel Weeks
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....
LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT ONES !
Well let me know if you want to trade, I ONLY HAVE 3 WEEKS TO DO SO !!