Peacock Ginger, Peacock Plant, Resurrection Lily, Variegated Ginger Lily
Kaempferia rotunda 'Raven'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Kaempferia (kaymp-FER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: rotunda (ro-TUN-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: Raven

Category:

Bulbs

Herbs

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Trenton, Florida

Missouri City, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 13, 2006, melangemerchant from Adelaide
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Beautiful and interesting Zingiberaceae with short lived crocus like flowers appearing before the leaves in early summer. Each flower lasts only a day or two. Flowers are followed closely by the attractive variegated foliage which persists right through summer and into autumn. Over winter the plant is dormant and should not be over watered during this time as the tubers will rot. Kaempferia rotunda is tropical and does not survive frost. Can be grown in a temporate climate in a warm sunny position. The roots are eaten as a spice in parts of SE Asia and used in tradtional herbal medicine throughout Asia.