Curcuma australasica (Cape York Lily)

The rhizomes of this native Australian ginger can be used as a spice in cooking in much the same way as its Asian relative (Turmeric - Cur. Domestica). This ginger also makes a great ornamental plant with its mauve bracts and yellow flowers. Deciduous.

Synonyms (AKA): Native Turmeric


Typical height: 0.5 to 1m
Climate: Quite cold tolerant. Grows well in most parts of Australia.
Light conditions: Full sun to part shade
Growth habit: Tight clumping
Growing conditions: Moist well drained soil, rich in organic matter
Flowers: Early Spring.


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Curcuma australasica (Cape York Lily) - 180mm pot Curcuma australasica (Cape York Lily) - 180mm pot
Typical height 50cm


Traditionally roasted and eaten by Aboriginal people.



Curcuma australasica (Cape York Lily) - 180mm pot

Barcode 101522001144
Shipping Weight 2.0000kg

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