|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||3-4 feet|
|Flower Color:||Bi-Color: pale yellow with a purple lip
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Root
Other: needs constant high humidity & high temperatures (minimum 68 degs)
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
If you've ever eaten East Indian food, you've probably tasted turmeric, the bright yellow, pungent spice. It's usually found in powdered form, but it can also be eaten freshly sliced from the root. Would you believe that you can grow it yourself from tubers that are found in most international markets? If that doesn't catch your attention, you can also grow these same tubers/rhizomes into lovely blooming gingers for your summer garden before you harvest the roots in fall for turmeric.
|CommonCents||On October 28, 2015||Seeds sown
Not seeds, but rather rhizomes. Planted first batch for early 2016 season. Rhizomes were 'fresh ginger root' from local grocery store.
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