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PlantFiles: Siam Tulip
Curcuma alismatifolia 'Blue Moon'

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

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Aug 20, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Purchased it last fall, planted inground, part sun. Was delighted that is bloomed this year. My "Blue Moon" is a very pale shade of blue, hope color improves.

Neutral paquerette007 On Sep 28, 2004, paquerette007 from Tucson, AZ wrote:

I just bought one and really don't know too much about this plant, you are posting that the Siam Tulip like Full Sun to Partial Shade, however on my pot it says Shady Warm Location.
It is currently on my patio in Shade only and it seems to be doing well.


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

San Diego, California
Valrico, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Richmond, Texas

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