Native to Southeast Asia. Frost-tender herbaceous perennial. Divisions will overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.
Multicolored blooms appear in late summer. Divide every 3-5 years.
Traditional culinary, medicinal and household herb. Combine turmeric essential oil with massage oil and rub onto skin to repel mosquitoes, blackflies and other insects. Reapply every few hours for best results. Read more about them here!
Grows to 3-6′ tall and likes full sun to part shade and well drained soil.