Although I've grown these outdoor and they did marginally in a deep shade garden. This year 2013 I tried them in container culture. Given them full sun, I'm looking for flowers if possible.
Here is a pict. of my Turmeric root I dug this up to take this shot--3/20/04 they are still dormant.Florida
growing in the shade /makes a nice addition to a flower bed
Turmeric in flower in Hawaii, July 1997
Found in the Eden Project
The broad leaf is the turmeric plant