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Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Short Description

Infuses curry with peppery flavor and ultra-vivid yellow-orange color.

Full Description

Flowering ginger relative’s bulbous roots lend curry earthy, peppery flavor and ultra-vivid yellow-orange color. Fresh turmeric, grated or minced, offers flavor—lighter, brighter, and kickier by far—than the dried herb. A favored condiment in Asia, turmeric infuses curries, marinades, rice dishes, and smoothies with ting tang walla walla bing bang. (Top tip: be sure to wear gloves when grating bulb). Ornamental tropical perennial’s heavily-branching 3' plants produce large, lovely large green and white three-petaled corollas amid the lance-shaped leaves: stunning in your garden or as cut flowers. Turmeric thrives in hot, humid climates, preferring full sun or light shade. In areas with cooler summers, plant in full sun.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

120-360 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

3-4 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

2-3 feet

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant

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Full Sun, Part Sun
Days To Maturity
120-360 days
Life Cycle
3-4 feet
2-3 feet
Additional Uses
Container Plant
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
48 inches