Sulee Rainbow
Curcuma

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Veined

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Vero Beach, Florida

Raleigh, North Carolina

New Ellenton, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

1
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 14, 2005, agedog1 from Vero Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is one absolutely beautiful have to have!. The Sulee Rainbow is a hybrid and I got it accidently. It was not suppose to be delivered to Lowe's so I literally bargained with the vendor and he let me have two. Since that time I have only found 2 vendors who have them one in Louisana, and one in Hawaii. The Bracts on this plant are literally a rainbow of colors. Mine are dormant right now 2/14/05. But as soon as they come up and begin to flower I will photograph and upload. Should begin growth again in late May here in Florida and blooms should begin in June - continued blooming till October.

This hybrid is a cross between Curcuma cordata and an unidentified species from southern thailand that somewhat resembles the Curcuma Aurantiaca. This unidentified species ... read more