Curculigo capitulata 1
Curculigo capitulata 1

Curculigo capitulata
(Palm Grass)
(Whale Black)
USDA Zone: 10A - 11
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Origin: Australia
Type: Herbaceous; Perennial

Typical Height: 2’ – 4’
(0.60 – 1.20cm)
Typical Spread: 2’ – 3’
(0.60 – 0.90cm)

Growth: Slow
Drought Tolerance: Low
Salt Tolerance: Low
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Texture: Coarse
Flower Color: Purple; Yellow
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-Low
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Hypoxidaceae
Propagation: Division
Leaf Type: Simple; Linear
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G

Typical planting distance:
30” O.C.

Common Uses: Informal screen;
Category: Small Shrubs

Notes: Fragrant; Tropical; Shaded areas; Containers; Pots;


+ In this Photo:
Curculigo capitulata
(Palm Grass)
2' Height

Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
June 2013
Miami
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2229/

http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Curculigo-capitulata-Palm-Grass-P262.aspx

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CUCA3