ROYAL SCEPTER CURCUMA


Order:   Zingiberales
Family:   Zingiberaceae
Genus:    Curcuma
Species: hybrid
Variety: 'Royal Scepter'

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This natural hybrid was developed by Tom Wood. I purchased one of these plants when I visited his farm in Archer, Florida. He told me that it was going to be very large and quite beautiful when in bloom, and boy was he correct. These massive inflorescences may be four inches in diameter. The very large leaves grow up to two feet by one foot... a real whopper and a beauty. 

MAIN PHOTO: Taken on July 27, 2016, at Bamboo Grove, Arcadia, FL.
DESCRIPTION
: This Curcuma hybrid was developed by Tom Wood of Archer, Florida. “Huge leaves (up to 24 by 12 inches) frame a massive spike (4 inches in diameter) with broad, shiny bracts that are ruby red below and bright pink on top.” Flowers yellow, appearing June – October. [2] 
CULTURE:
- HARDINESS
: USDA zones 8-10.
- LIGHT
: “It prefers filtered shade.”
- ORNAMENTAL : This plant is an gorgeous ornamental. 

More Details


Flowering Calendar
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D


Flower Color
Pink

Habitat
Filtered Shade
Native?
Non-Native


Plant Form
Herbaceous Deciduous Perennial Herb
Height
2 feet
Width
1 feet
Root type
Rhizome
Rate of Growth
Moderate


Hardiness Zone
8a to 10b
Light
Part Sun
Soil
Rich
Watering
Moist

Does well in Containers


References

[1] Tom Wood 
[2] ag3inc.com 
Almost Eden 

Last Updated: October 28, 2017

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