Did you know curcuma ? easy-grow in pot, hard to kill, sweet fragrance

Curcuma, a relative of ginger, is an attractive perennial plant with ornamental foliage and trumpet-shaped flowers that grows 3 to 5 feet high. Curcuma plants add a tropical touch to any garden with colorful blooms that emit a spicy aroma.

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This heat-loving, long-blooming plant produces gorgeous spires of pink, purple, or white flowers all summer long. Curcuma makes an outstanding addition to garden beds and borders, as well as container gardens.

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Curcumas make excellent flowering container plants and, in some cases, the flowers will actually emerge before the foliage. Some varieties make good cut flowers too. Used in landscapes, curcumas provide interesting texture and a momentary splash of color.

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Also referred to as turmeric, hidden ginger or queen lily, this plant is both fragrant and bitter tasting. The rhizomes are mildly fragrant and produce large lance-shaped leaves.

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Dense spikes of clustered flowers appear in mid-summer. These flowers usually last for more than 3 weeks. After the flowering period has finished, the plants become dormant.

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Curcuma bulbs should be planted outdoors in a lightly shaded area between February and May; this allows for ample blooming in the spring and late summer.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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