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Curcuma alismatifolia /Siam Tulip

Curcuma alismatifolia  / Curcuma alismatifolia
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Foliage and flowers

Blue and white flower peeping out of bracts

Beautiful pink inflorescence in August

As a cut flower it can last for two or more weeks

Close-up of a freshly opened flower

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Scientific Name: Curcuma alismatifolia
Common Name: Siam Tulip
Leaf Type: None
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Must be kept constantly moist. Makes an excellent cut flower that may last up to 2 weeks. Mealy bugs are the chief pest of this plant. Nice perennial for summer flowering.