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  • Flowering Time
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Needs Winter Protection
    • Perennial
  • Flowering Height
    • 75 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Colour
    • Pinks & Pastels

Curcuma Alismatifolia

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Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Burma’, Cucurma ‘Alismatifolia’ demands attention. This herbaceous ornamental ginger offers clusters of distinctive, pine-cone shaped flowers with multiple layers of pink petals. Also called the Siam or Summer Tulip, the long-lasting blooms of Cucurma are an excellent option for enlivening borders and containers throughout the summer months. A single rhizome can produce up to 5 glorious blooms for a generous display, providing ample flowers to admire in the garden and in the vase. Provided with shelter, full sun and protection from frost, this tropical wonder will be richly rewarding.

Care Guide

Tropical looking Curcuma do best in a partly shaded location.

Plant rhizomes just 5cm deep, spaced 30cm apart in well-drained soil.  Provide regular watering, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist.

The lush stems of this herbaceous ornamental ginger will rise to heights of 30-75cm.  Unique, cone-shaped blooms bring an element of exotic allure to garden spaces between June and September.

Feed monthly during the growing season with dilute liquid fertiliser.

Frost protection required – mulch plants in mild regions or lift and bring undercover for the winter months.

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