Dancing Ladies Ginger (Globba winitii)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
This Fall bloomer is worth waiting for

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Location: Zone 9 on porch with southern exposureDate: 2019-10-20This Fall bloomer is worth waiting for
By tabbycat
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Location: my garden Date: 2016-09-25
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Location: MercerDate: 2018-10-06
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Photo Courtesy of Cape seed and Bulb.
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Location: Sale
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2015-11-19Dancing Ladies Ginger
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Location: my garden Date: 2017-10-05
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Location: my garden Date: 2017-10-05first bloom/2nd stalk
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Location: my garden Date: 2016-08-04
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Location: My garden
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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 13, 2018 8:58 PM

A local gardening friend gave me a starter plant in a 6-inch pot in May 2017. It was 10 inches tall and was in bloom. I had never seen anything like it and fell in love at 1st sight. The top died back to the soil this winter and I hoped the plant hadn't died. June 7, 2018 I was delighted to find a 3" tip coming up. If it gets bigger this year as it's now established, I'll move it to a bigger pot. It grows on my porch, where it gets filtered morning sun then bright light in afternoon. I keep the soil a little on the moist side, watering every 3rd day with rain water I collect in a barrel.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On August 7, 2019 Bloomed
From Josie- purple in bloom
piksihk On July 4, 2019 Bloomed
Yellow dancing girl
piksihk On October 6, 2018 Obtained plant
Two plants- one pink and one purple/mauve; Mercer swap Josie A.
piksihk On July 27, 2018 Transplanted
WG front bed - there is small growth
piksihk On November 18, 2017 Obtained plant
Enchanted forest $10

piksihk On October 6, 2017 Bloomed
second bloom
piksihk On August 5, 2017 Bloomed
piksihk On July 4, 2017 Plant emerged
piksihk On August 3, 2016 Bloomed
first bloom only one - pink with yellow
piksihk On October 9, 2015 Obtained plant
Phyllis - pink
piksihk On October 17, 2014 Obtained plant
a small seedling
piksihk On April 1, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
tabbycat On October 1, 2019 Bloomed
Plant is 16" with 3 clusters of hot pink & yellow 'dancing ladies'
tabbycat On June 1, 2019 Plant emerged
1st snippet is showing.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Question about Globba schomburgkii (yellow dancing lady) by sangel Sep 22, 2019 10:05 PM 5
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The Curtain Rises and Here Come the Dancing Ladies! by Xeramtheum Jul 13, 2013 12:03 PM 8
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