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

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 23, 2008, WNYwillieB from Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have been growing two small divisions in a 12" container for a couple years, now, as you see in the photo. They seem to be multiplying and growing well under my "style" of greenhousing. Flowers faithfully every spring with almost a month's long progression of blooms. Will inspect the rhizomes and re-pot this fall.