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Old 10-01-2010, 11:44 AM
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An Added Bonus


My plant growers from Mississippi coerced me to purchasing this plant as they 'hand picked' this one for me. I was hesitant at first, but after looking at the plant, I said 'oh what the heck'

Dichorisandra Thyrsiflora ' Blue Ginger'

Then today, I noticed 'an added bonus' well, to me anyway.

as each little flower blue/purple(more blue) is individually starting to open.
I was leary about planting this one as I am limited for space but will definitely keep an eye on it.

Blue Ginger growers out there? Comments
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:28 PM
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The flowers are beautiful


I should think that this is a keeper. Such a beautiful stalk of flowers.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:10 PM
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:33 PM
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Grows wild down here, where in places it can become weedy - I don't think that will be a problem for you, though, since your winters should keep it in check. Actually, it's one of my fave "gingers" (it's not a real ginger, but still...)
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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Thanks Swamplady and Diane! Lorax, you must have some amazing plant scenery where you live! Yeah, I was told Blue Ginger is not truly ginger. So Lorax, in your area, by weedy, do you mean BG grows tall as well as wide? I'm wondering if our winters will take her down and rebloom in spring? I have her planted in a very constrictive area spacewise.

Anyone else growing Blue Ginger that can offer information? Comments welcome as well.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:56 PM
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mine froze to the ground last winter, but it comes back nicely. As you can see, the fence is 6ft, so it does grow fast.

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Beautiful!! I love mine it is a bit different from yours mine has dark stripes on the leaves. It hasn't bloomed for me this yr yet maybe I need to transpant it up to a bigger pot!!
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:06 AM
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Pretty, love gingers but,can't have em here.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by flowerdazed View Post:
Lorax, you must have some amazing plant scenery where you live! Yeah, I was told Blue Ginger is not truly ginger. So Lorax, in your area, by weedy, do you mean BG grows tall as well as wide? I'm wondering if our winters will take her down and rebloom in spring? I have her planted in a very constrictive area spacewise.
I do indeed have amazing plant scenery, particularly downslope from where I live, which is a UNESCO-protected World Biodiversity Hotspot.

Here, Blue Gingers gets up to 8 feet tall, in large patches, in the understory of primary and secondary forests on the East slope of the Andes. I think I might have a photo of it in the wild, somewhere.... I know I took some in Mera of a really nice specimen blooming.

Yup, there it is!



It's found in this sort of forest.


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Old 10-02-2010, 06:18 PM
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Thanks GT for showing yours and good info as well since we both have the same zone, (well just about) Yours are very pretty! Is that your crepe myrtle bark? Do you have to 'thin' them?

Hi mr,
Thanks. Bet yours are the variegated ones. And that's right, yours are in pots. So you are stepping up your pot size? What do you feed yours? GT, do you fertilize yours as well?

lorax, wow, what can I say. Extremely interesting info on 'blue gingers' in your country, and growing wild there. Incredible pictures and fantastic views you can daily enjoy! How nice!!
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