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Curcuma alismatifolia 'Blue Tung'

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)
Species: alismatifolia (uh-lis-mat-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Tung

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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 vossner On Aug 9, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Not really blue, more of a violet color.

Regional...

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

Brooksville, Florida
Clemmons, North Carolina
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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