A surprise in a pot

Sarasota, FL

I suddenly noticed this in a pot today. It's a Curcuma flaviflora.
I know that name means yellow flower but it sounds like flavor of flowers.

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(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

Yup..means Fireball as well..lol...mmm..reminds me of fireball candy..lol..

Saint Gabriel, LA

When I first introduced this many years ago it was just called Fire. Then Tom Wood gave it a tentative ID of C flaviflora. It turns out it didn't have a name at the time and was later published as the new species C rubrobracteata. The type local was in India, but the cultivated clones are from Thailand. I don't think anyone in the US is growing the true C flaviflora.

When it bloomed for the first time I was totally shocked!! I wasn't expecting a bright red ball sitting in the bottom of the pot.

Tim Chapman

Anthony, FL

Hi to all, I will be leaving Florida the end of June. I still have some gingers to trade, I am looking for different costus, zingibers & Alpinias.
I have these to trade;
Curcuma longa "Bright White"
longa "Jamaican Red"
longa ( regular one sold as Domestica)
Curcuma Inodora
Curcuma Ornata
Curcuma petiolata "Emperor"
Curcuma Ribbon
Curcuma "Red Fireball"
Boesenbergia rotnda

Hedychium White Starburst
Hedychium "Vi"
Hedychium Daniel Weeks
Hedychium thrysiforme
Hedychium Disney
Hedychium Pink V

Maybe a few others !!!!!

I have a few smaller plants from divided rhizomes of
Curcuma Sulee Rainbow

I AM LOOKING FOR LARGE RHIZOME DIVISIONS, I will be moving & have to ship them, so I cannot trade for tiny divisions, need to be at least a 4" to 6 " rhizome.

I HAVE >>>>
Costus barbatus, pictus, speciosus, spicatus....
Well let me know if you want to trade, I ONLY HAVE 3 WEEKS TO DO SO !!

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