Curcuma 'White Wonder' is a spectacular ginger with long-lasting, white, green and yellow flowers and tropical foliage like a banana.
Curcuma zedoaria 'White Wonder' is a spectacular flowering ginger, known as hidden cone ginger or white turmeric, with long-lasting, white and green, cone-like inflorescences and tubular white and yellow flowers amongst tropical foliage like a banana. They emerge with summer heat in our temperate climate and bloom in late summer and fall. Treat them to warm, well watered, rich soils while in growth. In their native climate, Curcuma go dormant in dry conditions and begin to grow in response to the arrival of monsoon season. But they can be kept in growth as a houseplant. They are part of the genus that includes the spice turmeric, Curcuma longa.
Common Name: Hidden Cone Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7b-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Native range includes Southeast Asia, Southern China, India, New Guinea and and Northern Australia. A monsoon season tropical.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia
Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent
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