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Curcuma sp. 'Scarlet Fever'

Hidden Cone Ginger

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Item #: 3895

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Malaysia

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?


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


So many new plants...so little time. This new-to-the-US curcuma comes from Malaysia, via Florida plant-nut Mike McCaffery. So far it is unidentified as to species, but appears similar to the beautiful C. rubescens. The narrow, pleated green leaves radiate out from a brilliant red stem to form the 5' tall clump. This spring bloomer will flower better once established, on 10" spikes, each ending in a "cone"...green-white on the bottom changing to burgundy-red at the top.