Sunday, 19 April 2015

Siam Tulip Ginger

Found at the same time as our Dancing Ladies, this beautiful Siam Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia ) will grace a special gingers bed in the spring months. At the moment it sits in its original pot in a full sun position. However, it is entering a period of dormancy in which it will lose its leaves. 

Siam Tulip is a native ginger of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and is related to culinary turmeric. In fact the leaves of the Siam Tulip are reminiscent of the turmeric plant.

Like many of the sub-tropical plants growing in this garden, we are prepared to experiment, giving it a chance to express itself amongst our other exotics.

N.B. The first photograph is of our specimen of Siam Tulip. The latter two photographs were taken in the Rajapruek Gardens in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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