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PlantFiles: Hidden Cone Ginger
Curcuma 'Sulee Sunshine'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


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:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive homewood2701 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 SCgardening 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.


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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
New Ellenton, South Carolina

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