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PlantFiles: Resurrection Lily, Tropical Crocus
Kaempferia rotunda 'Raven'

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

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Category:
Bulbs
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Variegated
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive melangemerchant 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.

Regional...

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

Trenton, Florida
Missouri City, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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