Curcuma petiolata 'Emperor/Queen Lily Ginger

Curcuma  petiolata 'Emperor / Curcuma  petiolata 'Emperor
Broad green leaves with white margins
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Broad green leaves with white margins

Flowers in center of plant

Flowers present in mid-summer into early fall

Close-up of white flowers

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Scientific Name: Curcuma petiolata 'Emperor
Common Name: Queen Lily Ginger
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: The name Curcuma 'Figi', as Curcuma petiolata 'Variegata' and Curcuma 'Emperor' have been used for this selection and these names probably refer to the same plant. This ginger has pleated green leaves with a bright white margin. Goes dormant in November and returns to growth in mid to late spring.