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 or Retail Sources.


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
Bloom Time(s):

SKU: CURREDEMP Categories: ,
Common Name Red stem Ginger
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Curcuma
species aeruginosa
Plant Type Annual
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Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green, Red
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Part Shade
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12, 13
How Different? Red on stems and main leaf vein.
Landscape Value Container plant or plant in the ground in mild SE or Texas.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Annual
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 36" / 20" / 8"
Soil (Garden) Fertile, moist, well drained.
Water (Garden) Keep evenly moist in growing season. Likes to be almost dry in the winter.
Special Uses Deep South
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Water (Greenhouse) Keep evenly moist in the growing season.
Fertility Needs
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 5 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering
Curcuma 'Red Emperor' - Product Profile
Curcuma 'Red Emperor' - Growing Recipe

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Curcuma 'Red Emperor'