Curcuma is a stately and elegant summer-blooming flower that’s a lot easier to grow than it looks! This heat-loving, long-blooming tropical plant produces gorgeous spires of pink, purple, or white flowers all summer long. Curcuma makes an outstanding addition to garden beds and borders, as well as container gardens. Or use it as an eye-catching tabletop centerpiece on your deck or patio.
This easy outdoor plant can be grown by itself, but also makes an excellent accent to blue salvia, euvolvulus, caladium and other flowers. Curcuma is also a excellent for mixing with tropicals such as hibiscus and purple elephant’s ears in container gardens.
A tropical plant, curcuma doesn’t survive prolonged exposure to frosty or freezing temperatures. If you live in a cold-winter climate, it will not come back every year if planted in the ground (but you can store it in a frost-free place to protect it).