Cucurma longa, Turmeric
Height: 3 to 5'
Light: Part Shade
Bloom: Plume of white bracts with yellow flowers
Bloom Time: August to October
Growth Habit: Clumping, upright.
Comments: Yields the spice turmeric. Goes dormant in fall at which time plant can be lifted to harvest rhizomes. Reappears in May.