Tropicals forum: Gingers!

Page 1 of 4 • 1 2 3 4
Views: 2003, Replies: 64 » Jump to the end
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 10:43 AM CST
I do love the Gingers!

Globba aka Dancing Ladies - White Dragon, Ruby Queen and Yellow

Thumb of 2014-07-17/Xeramtheum/e6d52f Thumb of 2014-07-17/Xeramtheum/063968 Thumb of 2014-07-17/Xeramtheum/3ede15

Curcuma - Siam Tulip and Costus - Spiral Ginger - Foster Variegated

Thumb of 2014-07-17/Xeramtheum/6aff98

"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jul 17, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Those are so stunning!!! I am just starting with the gingers (I find them quite addictive) and your photos really are a great motivator.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 12:26 PM CST
Thanks .. the Hidden Gingers and Butterfly Gingers haven't started blooming yet .. being in the ground, they don't get as much water as the others. I first got into the Butterfly Gingers, Hedychium when I gave up on Canna Lily because of the Leaf Rollers.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jul 17, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Hedychium were my first purchase, too (Luna Moth and White Butterfly). I just recently planted 2 Costus and I have Hedychium Elizabeth and (2) types of Alpinia starts on the way. As I said, I am finding them very addictive - almost too much so Smiling

I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen globba before your photos today. My, they really are divine!!!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 1:08 PM CST
I discovered Globba quite by accident ... I had rooted around 20 cuttings of Beaumontia grandiflora for a friend with an online plant store in exchange for plants .. I said surprise me. I received my plants in the fall and a few were really unimpressive leaf wise and forgot about them. In Spring when the leaves started showing up in the pot I was still unimpressed ... a few weeks later I was walking in my garden and noticed the unimpressive pot of leaves had bloomed! It was the Globba White Dragon. My jaw just dropped to the ground. Since then I've been collecting the different colors as I find them.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

So Cal (Zone 10b)
Cat Lover Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
OldGardener
Jul 17, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Does your friend still have an online store perchance? It is so odd that you mention Beaumontia grandiflora. I had this many, many years ago but when our house was destroyed in the Northridge quake, I did not think of taking any cuttings when we moved. Of course, afterwards when I was trying to locate a new starter plant, none were to be found. Sad

I can see why your jaw dropped. Those are so gorgeous! I am trying to convince myself that surely I can find room for one or two more gingers Hilarious!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 1:43 PM CST
Lol ... good luck with the "one or two more gingers". At the rate I'm going plant wise, I'm probably going to need a 3rd greenhouse come Winter and here I've been trying to downsize! Unfortunately the store no longer exists.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
mjsponies
Jul 17, 2014 5:33 PM CST
Yeah Anne Rolling on the floor laughing See what you did !! ...Now I'm hooked on the Globba's !


Thumb of 2014-07-17/mjsponies/ee276d


Thumb of 2014-07-17/mjsponies/d58a95

God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 5:49 PM CST
MJ! They BOTH bloomed? How awesome is that! If my Ruby Queen ever decides to be fruitful and multiply I'll send some your way. Oh and the yellow one produces bulbils by the bushels.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

[Last edited by Xeramtheum - Jul 17, 2014 5:52 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #661249 (9)
Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
mjsponies
Jul 17, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Yeah the Yellow has 3 Spikes and has baby's coming up beside it...AND ... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing a baby C.Illustris Wonder how that got there ? Rolling on the floor laughing

I'd love to get the pink one too ! Are there any other colors ?
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
[Last edited by mjsponies - Jul 17, 2014 6:22 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #661268 (10)
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Lol .. that Illustris sure gets around ... it's piggybacked with a lot of plants I've mailed out. There is a mauve and pink Globba ... both with green leaves instead of the dark leaves of Ruby Queen ... They pretty much look the same to me ... also there are tons of other Globba species ... I've avoided looking any up for obvious reasons. Those are the only colors I've seen.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

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
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jul 17, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Wonderful looking gingers, Anne and Mj. They are some of my favorites, too. My Hedychiums just started blooming last week and they found me by the scent. So heavenly!

Love that variegated Costus with the pink ! flower. The Globba are amazing, too. I just don't have a good spot in the shade for them right now.

This is a 'new' baby that I did the same as you with the Globba. Someone gave me a start, I said 'oh, just another Costus' and popped it in a pot that promptly got engulfed by the jungle last summer. I discovered it when I literally tripped over the pot and the flower hit me in the leg. Made a good spot for it this spring and it is happily increasing. Costus speciosus


Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2014 7:56 PM CST
I love your Costus ... the flowers look like tissue paper! I have a Costus pictus as well ... it hasn't bloomed yet for me this year.



The only Ginger's I've ever noticed a fragrance on are the Hedychiums ... I keep sticking my nose in the others but nothing so far. I've also got the Shell Ginger, Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' but it will probably never bloom for me since it blooms on old growth. I love the leaves on them.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

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
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jul 17, 2014 8:27 PM CST
That's a great shot. I have Costus Pictus too, and it seems to pop out flowers when I least expect it. I also have a variegated form that hasn't bloomed since I planted it out in the ground, guess it's going to have to come back into a nice pot next fall . ..
Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/24f17c

So right, no fragrance except on the Hedychiums and I even have one Hedychium that is not fragrant. In fact that plant has been a total disappointment. It's Hedychium greenii, has nice dark leaves, red stems and supposed to have red flowers. Well, I got about 3 very small flowers last year, then it began making plantlets on the flower scapes. So . . . well, I have lots of new plants of it, but don't know what to do with them. I've been meaning to move the clump out to a location with more sun, just haven't gotten a round toit. One of those jobs that take the longest, right?

I have some Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' that bloom faithfully each year but they're in such a shady hidden corner I hardly ever get to see them.


Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 18, 2014 5:51 AM CST
I'm going to try and keep my Alpinia going this winter in the greenhouse to see if I can get some blooms out of it.
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

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
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Jul 18, 2014 8:12 AM CST
Just went out to hunt the Alpinias up, and they are all finished blooming for this year, Blinking I did find my little Peacock Ginger (Kaemferia) going to town with little sparkly flowers. They have so much diamond dusting, the color washes out for the camera. I had to shade them with my hand to get the color. These guys put out new flowers every day, but they fade by afternoon. The roots smell very ginger-y

Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/fbb75f

Also found the Zingiber zerumbet blooming away. It's another one that hides its flowers and I usually never see them until the 'cones' turn red after the flowers are gone.

Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/34e5c0

So,now that I was out really looking, the Rainbow Costus made a liar out of me, with two scapes starting flowers. The plant still looks pretty ratty compared to when it was in a pot, though.

Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/835f63 Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/c8afab Thumb of 2014-07-18/dyzzypyxxy/9d4171

Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 18, 2014 8:16 AM CST
Oh I like that Rainbow Costus! My Peacock Ginger is blooming too .. it was extremely late coming up and I thought I had lost it.

Thumb of 2014-07-18/Xeramtheum/e16d7f

"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
mjsponies
Jul 18, 2014 8:18 AM CST
Variegated Pine Cone Ginger has been LOVING the rain.

Thumb of 2014-07-18/mjsponies/93e126

God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Morning Glories Greenhouse Bookworm Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Image
Xeramtheum
Jul 18, 2014 8:24 AM CST
Nice! I'm going to have to add some of those pretty soon. What's the difference between the Pine cone ginger and Shampoo ginger?
"We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us."

Unknown

Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
mjsponies
Jul 18, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Nuttin...
God gave us wings. He just called them horses

Page 1 of 4 • 1 2 3 4

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Tropicals forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"