Turmeric, White (Curcuma zedoaria)
Turmeric, White (Curcuma zedoaria)

Turmeric, White (Curcuma zedoaria)

Regular price $12.95

Live White Turmeric Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

White turmeric, popularly known as Zedoary or Kentjur, is a perennial herb and member of the ginger family Zingiberaceae. The plant is native to India and Indonesia but now naturalized in other places including the United States and the state of Florida.Turmeric spreads via it's underground rhizome. 

White Turmeric is traditionally used to treat inflammation, pain, and a variety of skin ailments including wounds, as well as menstrual irregularities and ulcers. The main difference between yellow and white turmeric is the color and the ability to stain and it is slightly more bitter.

It goes dormant in the colder months and returns twice as large each spring. The root can be harvested throughout the summer and fall.  Large smooth and ribbed leaves are both ornamental and edible. Flowers are in bloom throughout the summer. Surprisingly easy and effortless to grow, Turmeric is well-suited for container gardening.  It is often grown as an annual in pots or in the ground.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Rhizomatous Perennial Herb

Harvest Season: Late Summer, Fall, Early Winter or after 8-10 months of planting

Mature Size: Up to about 3 ft tall

Soil & Moisture: Loose, nutrient-rich, well-draining soil. Water in the spring and summer.  Do not water when dormant.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Light Shade.  Turmeric does well in morning sun with afternoon shade.

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11. Turmeric can be grown as an annual Zones 4-11.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.


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