A summer bloomer bearing in color from the bottom up green/white and tipped on the crown of scarlet pink with small yellow flowers. Solid corrugated green leaves 3' long surround the petite inflorescence almost hiding from view. The rhizomes are ground and used as a spice and also a source for dyes in the Pacific Islands and Asia. Grows to 3'. Very hardy. Goes dormant for the winter. And easy bloomer!

Curcuma Longa (O'Lena)