red-stemmed curcuma

annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)August 2, 2004

I recently saw a curcuma with beautiful red stems and medium green leaves. I didn't see the flower. Does anyone know what kind it was? Sorry, I have no more info nor photo! Thanks.

Anna

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tropicais

Could it be Curcuma Scarlet Fever?

Here is a link that might be useful: Scarlet Fever Curcuma

    Bookmark   August 2, 2004 at 10:43PM
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jayferg

Wow...that is a gorgeous ginger. It is defintely going on my wish list.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2004 at 11:30PM
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birdlady_liz(z9a cntrl Fla)

did the leaves also have a red mid rib? It could have been curcuma ornata or Scarlet Fever. I have a domestica brought back from Jamaica that has a red stem like scarlet Fever but the leaves are totally green.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2004 at 1:59AM
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bihai(zone 9)

Scarlet Fever is a winter/spring bloomer. It blooms before the leaves come out. All of mine bloomed in March. The inflo is nothing special, medium pink, looks like many other curcuma inflos. The stems/leaves are the main attraction for this plant

    Bookmark   August 6, 2004 at 8:02AM
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annafl(z9b/10a Sarasota)

Tropicais, it is scarlet fever, thank-you! Yes, the midribs on the leaves were red. I did not see the flower. Thank-you all.

Anna

    Bookmark   August 6, 2004 at 10:34PM
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raregingers(z9a LA)

Tim is the best source for this plant at gingerwoodnursery.com , he had it first as far as I can remember and his stock gets huge fast.

Scott Durand

    Bookmark   August 7, 2004 at 4:38AM
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