Curcuma Giant Ruby - ornamental ginger

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Giant Ruby's glamorous tulip-like blooms appear from midsummer through into autumn, blooming in vibrant magenta pink tipped with deep burgundy-brown. The purple orchid-like true flowers peep out between the petals of the larger flower.

Curcuma are compact and flower best in well lit areas; protect from wind and frost.  Read excellent advice from Arno King on growing these beautiful plants in Australia.

Seasonally available usually from December until sold out 

Curcuma hybrid 'Giant Ruby' - ornamental ginger

APPEARANCE: Exotic flowering ginger also known as Siam tulip for its similar-shaped flowers. The large deep pink-red flower bracts with darker tips may last up to 2 months on the plant; you can see the true lavender-purple flowers nestled inside the bracts along the stem. Flowers are produced late spring to autumn.
ORIGIN : Cambodia, Thailand (Siam) and Vietnam
USE FOR : Ideal for tropical style gardens, pots and underplanting in areas of dappled light. Potted plants may be taken indoors for short periods, try rotating plants where possible so each gets plenty of exposure to sunlight.
CLIMATE : Protect from wind and frost.
PLANTING : Plant in free draining soil in a sunny-partly shaded location in a sheltered position in the garden.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Water regularly during dry periods. Plants will die back during winter but don't be tempted to remove untidy leaves until they are completely brown, the nutrients from the leaves are drawn back into the rhizome for next season. At the first sign of new shoots appearing apply liquid fertiliser. Come summer your ginger will be bursting with vibrant leaves and flowers again. 
HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 0.5m H x 0.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?

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