Plant ID forum: Mystery ginger

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 5, 2014 6:30 PM CST
Please help me ID this ginger. It has deeply corduroy textured, variegated leaves with reddish purple reverses. Got to about 3ft tall last summer, and in the fall put out the little red flowering shoots from the base. Each day the red shoots would have new tiny ivory flowers popping out the sides, similar to the way the Pinecone Ginger (zingiber zerumbet) blooms. But the flower shoots were only about 4 to 6in tall. The plant kept pumping out flower shoots until nearly the whole pot was full of them. It has now died back to the ground, and I shook it out of the pot to divide it this afternoon. If I'm going to share divisions with my friends, I'd like to be able to tell them what it is. Thanks.

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Elaine

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 5, 2014 7:11 PM CST
I believe that is Zingiber collinsii.
https://www.google.com/search?q=zingiber+collinsii&rlz=1C1GG...
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 5, 2014 10:17 PM CST
Wow, that sure looks like it, Jay. Thank you so much! I got it in a trade from a lady in Texas, too.
Elaine

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2014 4:28 AM CST
It's very attractive Thumbs up
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Swayback
Feb 6, 2014 1:22 PM CST
They are wonderful, I think it's also known a silver streak, or something like that...
I have 2 tiny ones in a 3" pot with 2 dr moy...
I sure hope they make it!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 6, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Let me know, Sway. I have lots of Dr. Moy, too. I'll send you nice fat rooted rhizomes when we make our trade next month!

Yes, that name 'Silver Streaks' is in one of the images in the link that Jay sent above.
Elaine

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