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Curcuma cordata 'Jewel of Thailand'
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Curcuma cordata 'Jewel of Thailand'- Rare ginger  introduced from Thailand. Very beautiful with a very tall 8 to 12 inch waxy pink inflorescence. Excellent cut flower. Grows from 3 to 4 feet tall in medium sun. Blooms July through October. Dormant November to May. Zones 9 and higher.


Curcumas--Broadleaf plants with colorful flowers. Go dormant after first frost. Enjoy medium to full sun, and sandy soil. Many make excellent cut flowers. Vary from short to tall plants.

Gingers are the queen flowers of the plant world. They are the source of wonderous fragrances and possess exquisitely delicate foliage and flowers. The fragrance of some butterfly gingers will take your breath away.

Gingers enjoy a special position in the botanical kingdom with their elegance in form and texture, sparkling color and amazing symmetry. The word ginger conjures up images of an exotic oriental food flavoring. However edible ginger is only one of approximately 1,300 species of the very diverse Zingiberaceae family. Gingers are classed as a herbaceous perennial and have enjoyed popularity as an ornamental plant in Asia and the Far East for centuries. Only recently have they become known as outstanding ornamentals in the U.S.

Gingers as a group add outstanding exotic foliage and exotic flowers to the landscape. Gingers are wonderful plants for southern climates and protected northern climates. In both areas gingers are finding favor as interior landscape plants and most do very well in containers. Gingers are heavy feeders and drinkers during the growing season. Most do best if partial shade; however some thrive in full sun, others in full shade. So gingers provide plants for all light conditions. Many species enter dormancy in response to shorter days, cool temperatures, or dry conditions. Rhizomes (the underground stem) survive in a dormant condition beneath the soil surface during cold or dry conditions. Stokes Tropicals' Ginger Blend (8-4-6) is an excellent fertilizer source for these wonderful plants.

Name Curcuma cordata 'Jewel of Thailand'
Common Names Jewel of Thailand
Grow Zone 9
Light Conditions Full Shade,Partial Sun/Shade
PH Level 6-7.5
Minimum Height 3 feet
Maximum Height 4 feet
Growth Habit Moderate
Bloom Period Summer-Fall
Bloom Color Yellow
Fragrant No
Scientific Name Curcuma cordata
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Curcuma
Species cordata
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 9
Grow Zones
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by Barney Hudson
on 11/7/2015
Beautiful and prolific
I bought this as a 10" pot, greenhouse grown, in full bloom and transplanted into a 1/2 barrel which I placed on my covered SE facing porch. It gets morning sun till about 10 am then complete shade, and is protected against our dry winds. Never stopped blooming and nearly filled the barrel the first season. Did not seem to like the full sun and required watering daily during our hot dry May through September. Did not seem to have any pest or disease problems. Will divide and repot, trying a few in several mostly sunny locations.
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