Hidden Cone Ginger
Curcuma 'Sulee Sunshine'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sulee Sunshine
Hybridized by Ongsakul

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Pale Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

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

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Raleigh, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

New Ellenton, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 29, 2012, homewood2701 from Conway, SC wrote:

late emerger (June before first shoots appeared) but well worth the wait - has been a steady topic of conversation from visitors spotting it for the first time - has been blooming since late July

Positive

On Nov 7, 2011, SCgardening from New Ellenton, SC wrote:

Developed for cut flower market. Has survived one winter (18F) in South Carolina. Flowers from August thru mid October with about 8 to 10 inch stalks topped with 7 to 9 inch flower. Leaves are pleated green, up to 18 inches long X 7 to 8 inches wide that fold away from the bloom.