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Curcuma cordata /Ornamental Ginger

Curcuma cordata  / Curcuma cordata
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Close-up of foliage and emerging flowers

Floral envelope and small yellow flowers and coarse textured foliage

Large inflorescences displayed against coarse textured foliage

Showy inflorescence in summer

Pink bract and yellow-white flowers

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Scientific Name: Curcuma cordata
Common Name: Ornamental Ginger
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Outstanding bold foliage and exotic flowers are brought to the landscape with gingers. In cold areas they can be grown in pots, protected in winter and displayed in the garden in the warm months. Produces attractive foliage. Mulch plants in winter to protect from mild freezing temperatures.