Curcuma alismatifolia or Curcuma thorelli
I just stumbled upon these at of all places, Home Depot. They look so lovely, remind me so much of our trips to Hawaii. I've bought a few, but thought I'd ask this forum if anyone is growing them? I am seeing on some resource sites that I should dig up the bulbs and store them in the winter. Trying to find out if this is really necessary in my mild climate? Do they multiply quickly, form clumps, need to be divided, are they reliable re-bloomers? Really love them, they look so pretty with my other ginger down in my "jungle" area of my garden. Oh, and while I'm asking - Moses in the Boat (Rhoeo spathacea 'Tricolor' has also been planted down in this area in dappled shade. Hoping it will also grow. Again - very popular in Hawaii, but not sure it will do well in my area. We can get chilly temps in the winter, so this is always a concern for anything "tropical" I plant down there. Lost some ferns two winters ago, so sticking to more hardy ferns.
Here is a link that might be useful: Sunset Plant Finder: Curcuma alismatifoia
This post was edited by hoosierquilt on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 15:04