Curcuma longa, or turmeric, is the bright orange spice integral to S. Asian & M. Eastern. Also hardy in coastal BC w/ tropical leaves & flowers.
Curcuma longa is better known as turmeric whose rhizomes are the source of the bright orange spice integral to South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines imparting a mustard-like, earthy, pungent aroma. It is a ginger relative with large, dramatic foliage that can be used to wrap fish for baking imparting a nice flavour. It also has a spectacular white, long-lasting, cone-shaped inflorescence. It is hardy in coastal BC emerging once soils warm up in mid-June and flowering in late summer and fall. Now you can grow your own!
Common Name: Turmeric
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7b-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
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