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Old 07-28-2015, 10:06 AM
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I am a novice collector of variety of gingers but never once dreamed I would be growing these interesting specimens in my garden. But that I did beginning in the summer of 2012. I wanted to grow something rare and unusual and since I live in a sub tropical area these gingers fit the bill for me. I grow all gingers in pots. I have currently added to my collection since 2012. What I will do is show you blooms as they occur.
Today my crepe ginger is showing her pretty blooms! I bought this one back in September 2014 and this is the first time she is blooming for me!



Crepe Ginger - costus speciosus

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Old 07-28-2015, 11:11 AM
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Wow


That is beautiful I never grew one but it is beautiful.Great job .
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:40 AM
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i agree. it is beautiful i want some.. congrats on your garden surprises. it looks great
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:00 AM
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thanks lisasgarden & 1064!
I noticed the flowering techniques with this particular crepe ginger are two blooms opened simultaneously, then closed and another flower bud opens. I think this bloom had five flower buds on it. It may be a long wait before I see blooms on various gingers I am growing but I'm sure will be worth the wait. Stay tuned. Anyone who grows gingers may participate!@
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:14 PM
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That Crepe Ginger is a stunner 'Dazed!

Ooo, I do love the whole ginger family -
and, I've recently shared a few pics of some of my Costus, Curcuma and Globba in another thread (not sure if you want me to repeat them here).
Most of my Hedychiums are only setting buds now - but H. coronarium ("White Butterfly ginger") is leading the pack and beginning to scent the night air with her flowers.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:29 AM
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Thanks zuzu! Yes, absolutely post your beautiful gingers here!
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:49 AM
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If i was to buy seeds what are the name of the seeds to makesure i get the right one .thank u .
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by flowerdazed View Post:
Thanks zuzu! Yes, absolutely post your beautiful gingers here!
Aw, thanks 'Dazed - here are some members of the family of "ginger plants" which are either blooming now or bloomed earlier this summer in my yard.

Here is the second of my Hedychiums to open flowers this summer, just started opening yesterday
Hedychium coccineum 'Disney':
A Spiral ginger (Costus scaber, I believe):
Another member of the ginger family,
Curcuma 'Pride of Burma':
Globba schomburgkii - commonly called "Dancing Girl Ginger", this one is something of a strumpet and self-sows so freely in some temperate and tropical gardens that it can turn into a REAL problem (I may be on the road to trouble with this one myself, but I do think it's a rather lovely weed):
Not all Globbas are such free spirits though, and neither of these next two has ever dropped a single baby for me.

This one is Globba winittii 'White Dragon' - the white-flowering version
And here's Globba winittii once again, but this time one with purple flowers - Globba winitii 'Ruby Queen':

Originally Posted by lisasgardeninfl View Post:
If i was to buy seeds what are the name of the seeds to makesure i get the right one .thank u .
Lisa
I'm not sure of the answer to your question, I have never actually started any of my ginger plants from seed.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:28 PM
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Thank you i will see if i google giner plants and see the different ones. Thank you again .
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:50 AM
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Those are gorgeous Zuzu! I've never heard of Globba winittii before, so unique - thanks for sharing the pics with us.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:53 PM
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zuzu, you are growing BEAUTIFUL gingers, and what a nice variety!
Thanks for showing them! I like them all! How long have you been growing gingers? What is your favorite one? I'll bet that white one gives off a very nice fragrance.

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Old 08-09-2015, 10:52 PM
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I love gingers too. The only one that I am aware that comes back in SC for my area is the white butterfly ginger. If you guys know of any others, please inform me. Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:08 PM
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awesome indeed
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:54 PM
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All of them are so beautiful. I had the plant in the last photo(Globba wenittii), but died.

As always, thank you for sharing to us.
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