Curcuma rhabdota/Candy Cane Ginger

Curcuma rhabdota / Curcuma rhabdota
Has broad, crinkled leaves
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Has broad, crinkled leaves

Showy flowers are maroon in center of white petals

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Scientific Name: Curcuma rhabdota
Common Name: Candy Cane Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This ginger pefers to be in about one-half shade and comes back year after year where top killed go ground by cold. The flowers are maroon and white and quite showy. A good indoor cut flower. It grows best in raised, well drained beds that are kept moist.