Curcuma roscoeana is a spectacular orange flowering ginger with lush, banana like foliage.
Curcuma roscoeana is a spectacular ginger with glowing orange, cone-shaped inflorescences and tubular white flowers amongst tropical foliage like a banana. It hails from the part of the family that includes the spice turmeric, Curcuma longa. In their native climate Curcuma begin to grow in response to the arrival of monsoon season and go dormant in dry conditions. They are late to emerge, in July in temperate zones, and long flowering in late summer and fall, and want to be warm, well watered and fed while in growth and drier while dormant.
Common Name: Jewel of Burma
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
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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