Curcuma, Hidden Ginger, Red Leaf Spice Ginger, Zedoary 'Pink Wonder'

Curcuma zedoaria

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Curcuma (KER-koo-muh) (Info)
Species: zedoaria (zed-oh-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Wonder

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (pink-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 30, 2016, vossner from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful curcuma with a pink bloom appearing low on the plant and a distinct red stipe in the middle of each leaf. In my garden it is planted inground with some afternoon sun but mostly shade. Died to the ground and reappears in Spring.

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