Grains of Paradise - Plant
Common name: Scentless Turmeric, Hidden lily
Color: Creamy white
Bloom time: August to September
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in a sandy loam in part shade with constant moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Plant in a somewhat protected location and apply a winter mulch in USDA Zone 5 where it may not be reliably winter hardy.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 24 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Scentless Turmericis a small herb with one of the showiest flowers in all Curucuma species.
- They are large pink.
- The plant is mainly found in South India.
- It grows up to a height of 4 ft.
- The plant goes dormant in November but resurfaces in May from the underground bulbs
Interesting selection for the border front or rock garden.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Prefers temperate climates which feature cool summers and mild winters and is a more common garden plant in Europe than in the United States.
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