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Curcuma elata rhizome question

Posted by joanna_TX z9 TX (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 7, 05 at 12:43

I ordered some rhizomes online a few months ago, and planted them in late Feb., and I haven't seen anything yet. I thought they were supposed to sprout in March...

Should I give up on them, or do you think they might still come up? Any idea what I might have done wrong?

Thanks for your help!

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RE: Curcuma elata rhizome question

in zone 8b, my very first curcuma is breaking ground right now, which happens to be a c. elata. Its not time to give up yet, dormant gingers are always the last perennials to sprout. some even later than others. Soil temp. starts the process, so it doesn't matter when you plant, just when the ground gets warm enough (by their standards), then they start.

Tim Chapman

RE: Curcuma elata rhizome question

Thanks for the advice!

The bed where I planted them is in partial shade, so maybe the soil is taking longer to warm up...

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