Curcuma 'Red Emperor'Curcuma 'Red Emperor'

Curcuma ‘Red Emperor’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

Brilliant red stems and leaf highlights set this architectural plant off from the “less splendored” tropicals. A member of the ginger family with showy pink flowers that emerge from the ground. Use in ground in the mild SE or Texas. Wonderful container plant elsewhere.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-13
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 36″ / 20″ / 8″
Exposure: Part Shade
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SKU: CURREDEMP Categories: ,
Common Name Red stem Ginger
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Curcuma
species aeruginosa
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Annual
US Patent # --
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Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12, 13
Growth Habit Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 36" / 20" / 8"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season --
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green, Red
Soil Fertile, moist, well drained.
pH --
Exposure Part Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs Moderate to high fertility during growth.
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist in growing season.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist in growing season. Likes to be almost dry in the winter.
How Different? Red on stems and main leaf vein.
Landscape Value Container plant or plant in the ground in mild SE or Texas.
Finish Time to 4" 4 weeks
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Curcuma 'Red Emperor'