Curcuma
Curcuma gracillima 'Candy Cane'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)
Species: gracillima (grass-IL-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Candy Cane

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Niceville, Florida

Valrico, Florida

Dublin, Georgia

Petal, Mississippi

Port Arthur, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 25, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A couple of years ago I bought 5 Candy Cane curcuma and I have been disappointed in that they have declined and I only have two. I planted them inground, part sun. I have just bought 5 more bulbs, as I'm not ready to give up, but if the same thing happens I will definitely change my rating to negative.