Curcuma 'Indian Surprise' is a spectacular flowering ginger with lush, banana like foliage and pink, white and yellow flowers.
Curcuma aeruginosa 'Indian Surprise' is a spectacular flowering ginger with large, long-lasting, cone-like inflorescences of white and pink bracts from which emerge tubular yellow flowers. The tropical foliage resembles banana leaves. They emerge in mid-June in our temperate climate and bloom in late summer and fall. Treat them to warm, well watered, well-fed soils while in growth. In their native climate Curcuma go dormant in dry conditions and begin to grow in response to the arrival of monsoon season. They are part of the family that includes the spice turmeric, Curcuma longa.
Common Name: Hidden Cone Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Native range includes Southeast Asia, Southern China, India, New Guinea and and Northern Australia. A monsoon season tropical.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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