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red-stemmed curcuma

Posted by AnnaFL z10a FL (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 2, 04 at 19:44

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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RE: red-stemmed curcuma

Could it be Curcuma Scarlet Fever?

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


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  • Posted by jayferg 9b Bay Area, CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 2, 04 at 23:30

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


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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.


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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


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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


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RE: red-stemmed curcuma

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


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