Curcuma petiolata ‘Snow Drift’ displays spectacular variegated leaves in shades of green with white. Interestingly large, pale pink, cone-like flowers bloom in late summer to make nice cut flowers. The thick fleshy rhizomes can be dried and powdered to make turmeric spice.
Variegated Turmeric adds a nice tropical touch to containers and patio planters. Thrives in hot, moist environments. Plant in a well-drained, loamy soil. Mulch in the winter to protect the fleshy roots.