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Curcuma Collection

Curcuma alismatifolia, Siam Tulip, Ornamental Turmeric

Half-hardy Bulb

  • Rare summer flowering bulb
  • Be one of the first to grow these exotic Thai flowers in the UK
  • Perfect summer patio pot plant and winter houseplant.

Add a touch of Thailand to your summer patio or conservatory! You may have seen these exotic flowers in luxury tropical bouquets, but it's unlikely you've seen them growing in a garden setting here in the UK. We've managed to secure a limited stock of these unusual summer flowering bulbs, so you can be one of the first UK gardeners to add them to your displays for real wow factor on the patio this summer. Despite their exotic looks, curcuma tubers are no more difficult to grow than frost tender begonias and dahlias. Start them into growth in early spring on a warm windowsill or in the greenhouse for months of summer colour on the patio from their alien-like, waxy flowerheads. Each flower spike is a work of art and is perfectly shown off above the ornamental pleated foliage. All varieties in our mix are winter temperature hardy, but we've given them a half-hardy rating because they won't cope outside during a wet winter. If you can keep them dry, then by all means leave them outside during the colder months to go into a dormant phase, but we think you'll get more from these luxurious Siam tulips if you bring them in before the first autumn frost and let them bloom through winter on a warm windowsill. . Curcuma 'Green Pearl' produces eye catching line green blooms making it a stand out variety for those looking for the unusual. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread 30cm (12").

Ideal For:
patio, conservatory, cottage gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 Curcuma 'Green Pearl' tuber

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    • Despatch:
    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 1 Curcuma 'Twister' tuber

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £11.99
    • 1 Curcuma 'Anna Pink' tuber

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £11.99
Grow Curcuma in fertile soil which is reliably moist but also well drained, plant in a partially shaded area
Feed monthly and water regularly during the growing season, During winter, keep curcuma rhizomes dry and at a minimum temperature of 12 degrees Celcius

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. No sign of life

    By Caroline Broome 05-09-2016

    Despite best efforts they didn't grow at all, although planted & treated the same as eucomis.

    Ryan
    05-09-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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