• Kaempferia rotunda
  • Kaempferia rotunda
  • Kaempferia rotunda

Kaempferia rotunda

Peacock Ginger, Tropical Crocus, Asian Crocus, Indian Crocus, Resurrection Lily, Round-Root Galangal
Size: Mature rhizomes

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Quick Overview

  • Small delicate ginger
  • Exquisite purple and white flowers
  • Intricately-patterend foliage
  • Tender
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Description

Kaempferia rotunda is a small ginger that is found across a wide geographical stretch of Asia and SE Asia where it is grown as much for its medicinal properties as its highly ornamental flowers and foliage. It is the flowers that appear first, growing directly from the rhizomes out of the bare soil, giving rise to one of the plant's many common names: Resurrection Lily. Exquisitely beautiful, the purple and white flowers, resemble large ornate butterflies and are borne one or two at a time, each flower lasting several days, with more following on in succession over a period of weeks. When flowering is finished the foliage emerges. And what interesting foliage it is! Lanceolate-oblong in shape, the leaves are a mid-green colour on the outer edges patterned with silver markings and an intricate darker green set of markings down the central midrib. The underside is a deep purplish-red.

Kaempferia rotunda is a cold-tolerant ginger but the limits of its tolerance is emphatically reached at freezing point and it must be considered tender for the UK and northern Europe. During winter it is best brought inside into a warm greenhouse or conservatory and kept dry during its winter dormancy until all danger of frost has passed in the following spring. Because of its tender nature and its relatively small size, it is a ginger that is best suited to growing in a container and kept at table-top height, where its stunningly beautiful flowers and elegantly-patterned foliage can be appreciated at close-quarters.

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Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Kaempferia longa, Kaempferia versicolor, Zerumbet zeylanica
Geographical Origin Asia and SE Asia
Cultivation Rich, well drained soil. Best grown in a container in a warm, sheltered and semi-shady spot. Water and feed well during the growing season
Eventual Height 50cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Tender. Bring indoors for the winter, cease watering and keep dry. Rhizomes can also be lifted and stored dry

Kaempferia rotunda

Peacock Ginger, Tropical Crocus, Asian Crocus, Indian Crocus, Resurrection Lily, Round-Root Galangal
Size: Mature rhizomes

Availability: Sold Out

Regular Price: £6.99

Special Price: £6.50

You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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