TURMERIC

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COMMON NAME
Turmeric
BOTANICAL NAME
Curcuma longa
HEIGHT 3′
WIDTH 3′
EVERGREEN
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Yes
SALT TOLERANCE No
FLOWER Yellow-white flower
spike on a stalk
MONTH OF COLOR Spring to Fall
FRUIT Root is tan exterior,
yellow interior. Edible.
COMMENTS Needs partial shade.
Root used in curries and other
foods. Root possesses medicinal
qualities, such as being an
anti-inflammatory and is a
natural yellow dye. Needs moist
conditions with partial sun.
PRICE 1 gallon $6