Kaempferia rotunda /Resurrection Lily

Kaempferia rotunda  / Kaempferia rotunda
Flower in very early spring
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Flower in very early spring

No foliage present when flowers appear above bare soil

Individual flowers last for only 2-3 days

Rhizomes produce many flowers over a period of a month or so.

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Scientific Name: Kaempferia rotunda
Common Name: Resurrection Lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Fragrant, orchid-like, white with a purple throat. emerage in early spring before any foliage. Individual flowers last for on about 3 days, but they open up successively over a period of a month or so. Flowers are very fragrant. Winter dormant. Rhizomes remain underground throughout winter. They may be rhizome hardy in zone if harvily mulched in winter. Used as a medical herb in parts of Asia.