Hidden Cone Ginger
|Description||A beautiful and exotic tropical plant native to Malaysia. In late spring, yellow flowers emerge, surrounded by pink bracts that hide among the lush fan-shaped leaves. Thrives in hot summers with high humidity. Ideal for a brightly shaded tropical border where it will gently clump by rhizomes. Stunning in summer patio containers, or as a houseplant.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Blooms||Late Spring and Early Summer|
|Mature Size||Slowly forms foliage clumps 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.