Curcuma zedoaria - Gingers R Us
Catalog
About page
Register
Shipping and delivery page
Price list

Search:     
2nd level search

Catalog
Alpinia
Costaceae
Curcuma
    * Spring Bloomers
    Summer Bloomers
Globba
Hedychium
Kaempferia
Other
Zingiber


Catalog : Curcuma : Spring Bloomers :

Curcuma zedoaria

Type: Rhizome

In stock: yes
(3 vote(s))

Our price: US $14.95 add to cart
Rate this item
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Useless



Curcuma zedoaria flower Curcuma zedoaria is very similar to Curcuma elata, except the coma bracts are a dark burgundy instead of light pink, the flowers come up a couple of weeks later (late April in my garden) along with the foliage, and the foliage has a more distinct burgundy midrib feather. It is also just a bit shorter than C. elata, growing to about 6 ft. tall in my garden.

Curcuma zedoaria is a plant of many uses besides being a beautiful ornamental. The common name "zedoary" refers to the bitter spice plant that is occasionally used in Thai cooking or the young rhizomes sometimes eaten as a vegetable in a soup. The leaves are sometimes used as a wrapper to bake fish. The rhizomes have been used for centuries in China and Japan as a medicine for relief of stomach ache and as a carminative. The oils have been used as a perfume, and according to one report it is even used in the liquor industry.

Curcuma zedoaria has been hardiness tested down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit by Tony Avent at Plant Delights in Raleigh, NC. He and most other references rate this plant as hardy to zone 7B.

Grow this Curcuma in a sunny area, from part sun to full sun, so long as the soil is kept moist. It likes a very rich organic soil high in nitrogen. During winter dormancy, the rhizomes should not be kept too wet, or they may rot.


Curcuma zedoaria emerging foliage Curcuma zedoaria at Fairchild Gardens in Miami

  My shopping cart


VIEW CART










 




 
[ Catalog | My shopping cart | About page | Shipping and delivery page | Price list | Register ]
PHP shopping cart software Shop-Script
All images and descriptions are Copyright © 2002-06 Dave Skinner
GingersRus is a trademark of Le Jardin Ombragé
Florida Nursery Registration Number 47231753