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Curcuma x 'Red Emperor'

RED STEM GINGER

Buy Red Emperor online. Brilliant red stems and leaf highlights set this architectural plant off from the "less splendored" tropicals. A member of the ginger family with showy pink flowers that emerge from the ground. Use in ground in the mild SE or Texas. Wonderful container plant elsewhere

Height:

30-36 Inches

Spread:

18-20 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

8-13

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Red
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Pink
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Red
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Multi/Variegated
  • Red
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
Plant Type*
  • Annual
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Northern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Curcuma is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions, however it does like moist and slightly boggy soil locations. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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