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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 25, 2013 5:23 PM CST
I am not having any luck adding this to the data base. Google search says Ginger Sunshine and alpina ginger Sunshine.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2013 5:45 PM CST
Is this the same plant? Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata')
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 25, 2013 6:30 PM CST
It could be but this one looks like it has more distinct variegation......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2013 6:51 PM CST
Here are some other gingers that are Alpinia. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt

Yours also seem more yellow.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2013 7:49 PM CST

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Lynn, most ITIS links revert back to the search page, so they usually aren't worth sending.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2013 10:27 PM CST
I just thought he could use the names for a search. You know, copy and paste in a google search? Or the ATP database?
There seemed to be some uncertainty about the botanical name of his beautiful plant.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2013 10:35 PM CST

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But click on the link, Lynn. It doesn't provide him with any names.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2013 11:12 PM CST
I am so sorry, let me try that again. See if this works.
Nope, I just tried it again, the link just takes me to the Search page.

Thank you Zuzu for helping me to understand what the problem is. Next time I put a link I will try it out from the post to make sure it works. Thumbs up

Here you go Paul. Sorry about the confusion on my part. Here is the list it shows on ITIS. Maybe this will help in the search of your beautiful ginger.
Alpinia Roxb. – accepted – alpinia, ginger-lily
Alpinia antillarua auct. non Roem. & Schult. – not accepted
Alpinia antillarum auct. non Roem. & Schult. – not accepted
Alpinia aromatica Aubl. – not accepted
Alpinia exaltata (L. f.) Roem. & Schult. – not accepted
Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. – accepted – greater galangal
Alpinia jamaicensis Gaertn. – not accepted
Alpinia mutica Roxb. – accepted – small shell ginger
Alpinia nutans (L.) Roscoe – not accepted
Alpinia occidentalis Sw. – not accepted
Alpinia officinarum Hance – accepted – lesser galangal
Alpinia purpurata (Vieill.) K. Schum. – accepted – red ginger
Alpinia speciosa (Wendl.) K. Schum. – not accepted
Alpinia spicata Jacq. – not accepted
Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L. Burtt & R.M. Sm. – accepted – shellflower, shellplant
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jan 26, 2013 10:38 AM CST

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Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' ???
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...
http://www.floridata.com/ref/a/alpi_zer_var.cfm
http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week371.shtml
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 26, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Those pictures look like it.....thanks
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 12:47 PM CST
The first link really looks like your Paul.
The third one looks different with the red on the stems.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 26, 2013 1:42 PM CST

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That's the same one Lynn suggested at the top of this thread. Big Grin
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 26, 2013 3:53 PM CST

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Thumbs up
Evan
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 26, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Is it our combined opinion that my pictures of this ginger can be added to the link Lynn provided?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 6:31 PM CST
It looks like it to me Paul. Growing conditions can cause some change in color and width of color bands/streaks. Has it bloomed? The blooms would for sure let you know if it is correctly IDed.

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jan 27, 2013 11:05 AM CST
Shell Ginger blooms on second year growth, the need to be protected from hard frost.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 27, 2013 6:13 PM CST
I didn't know that. Interesting.

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