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turmeric

Fact sheet: Turmeric

Common Name(s):Hidden ginger, Queen lily, Turmeric
Cultivar(s):Curcuma petioloria ‘Emperor’, C. domestica , C. roscoeana, C. petiolata
Category:Summer Bulbs
Comment:Divisions must have a portion of the crown
Season:Summer
Light:AM Sun to 25% Shade
Color:Pink
Height:18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Depth:Cover 4 in. (10 cm)
Organ:Tuberous roots
Hardiness:Tender II- injured below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
Storage:When container-grown, keep planting medium slightly moist and store at 55-60 degrees F (13-16 degrees C)

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