Hidden Ginger
Curcuma 'Scarlet Fever'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scarlet Fever

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

This plant is resistant to deer

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

Regional

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

Crestview, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Ashburn, Georgia

Gonzales, Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana

Okatie, South Carolina

Galveston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 18, 2009, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:

(Zone 8b). Great leaf structure with red stems. It has grown well in acidic clay soil in part sun. This plant has been deer resistant as have most of my gingers. It flowers before the leaves come up. It is very late to coming up compared to my other gingers. It is now mid may and it is just starting to emerge. My Hedychium gingers are already 4-5 ft tall.

Positive

On Jul 27, 2006, MzMunchken from Crestview, FL (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great curcuma to add to your collection. Although a shy bloomer, once established a couple of years it should bloom.