Fill the box for the best shipping rate per plant

This meter will fill as you add plants to your cart. Add at least 6 plants to make the most of our minimum shipping charge.

Image of Curcuma longa 'Snowdrift'
C. Hardison @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Curcuma longa 'Snowdrift'

Snowdrift Turmeric

1 Reviews
| Ask a Question

Item #: 2296

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter, Spring

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Tropical Asia

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Click Add to Wishlist to receive an email if this plant is back in stock.



(aka: Curcuma petiolata 'Snowdrift') Curcuma longa 'Snowdrift' is a spectacular variegated foliage form of the popular spice, turmeric, and a great addition to the world of hardy, deciduous hidden cone gingers, this one. Curcuma 'Snowdrift' is a wide-edged sport of the popular Curcuma 'Emperor', discovered as a mutation by Richard O'Brien. Each 18" long x 4" wide tricolor leaf has a green center with a creamy white edge and light green highlights...each color irregularly weaving into each other. While Curcuma 'Emperor' has a pencil-thin border, Curcuma 'Snowdrift' has a cream edge that can reach 0.75" wide. Like all hidden cone gingers, Curcuma longa 'Snowdrift' is late to emerge, rarely making a garden appearance before mid-June in NC. The 8" tall, pale-pink, pine cone-like flowers emerge from the base in late summer.

Articles About Curcuma longa 'Snowdrift'

Ready to Shop? Try these great plants!