Hidden Cone Ginger
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||KER-koo-muh pet-ee-oh-LAH-tuh|
|Lore||Curcuma petiolata, also commonly known as queen lily, is a much more ornamental species than its close relative Curcuma longa, which is better known as turmeric. Derived from the plant's rhizomes, turmeric is the main ingredient in curry powder, and more recently touted for its powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. However, the rhizomes of Curcuma petiolata are not know to be edible.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly forms foliage clumps 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring and Early Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Exotic Tropical Plant|
Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water abundantly to keep soil evenly moist during growing season. In cold winter zones, bring containers indoors to overwinter before first frost, or dig rhizomes, remove top growth and store in a cool dry location; keep slightly moist through winter. Return outdoors or replant in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11