Tropicals forum: New Ginger Blooms----2020

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
May 3, 2020 5:30 PM CST
Start posting!!!!!!
I got this.....my pinstripe is blooming!
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
May 9, 2020 7:37 PM CST
Gina, what a beauty! Didn't know there is a pinstriped one!

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Here's my spiral ginger- got these last year so I'm so excited to see the blooms!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 11, 2020 1:09 PM CST
Love ginger blooms. I will be home in Florida in 3weeks and I'm sure there are lots of flowers I'm missing. My husband sends the odd picture, but he's not a gardener so notices very few of my flowers.😥
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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
May 13, 2020 8:02 AM CST
3 weeks but who is counting, right? Hilarious! Your spouse probably misses you and is more interested in seeing you than the blooming flowers
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
May 21, 2020 7:30 AM CST
These aren't mine, but took these pics at Leu Gardens in Orlando.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
May 25, 2020 12:34 PM CST
I got this in a trade last season, its an epiphytic COstus, C. laterifolius. It started blooming, its a sweet little flower
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
May 26, 2020 12:10 PM CST
Sherri, that's the one I want ! I was hoping mine would be these☹️...
I had gotten them in two separate trades - hoping one would be the red and yellow.
But alas, no such luck.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
May 26, 2020 2:12 PM CST
piksihk said:Sherri, that's the one I want ! I was hoping mine would be these☹️...
I had gotten them in two separate trades - hoping one would be the red and yellow.
But alas, no such luck.


Well I checked the EBay guy I bought from, he was here in FL, price was under cheap, they were from his garden, but he isn't selling any now and I bought in May last year. Maybe I'll get enough to share eventually, I have a second stalk just starting to come up. That's a large patch of them at Leu gardens and they were in other places too, so hopefully multiply quickly.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jun 20, 2020 5:29 PM CST
NOID Curcuma from the left for dead rack at Lowe's last fall.
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I am not particularly fond of the brownish green tint on the flowers but it has turned into a nicely shaped plant.
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jun 22, 2020 6:33 AM CST
New blooms coming out in my garden
Curcuma hybrid 'Ban Rai Red' Orange torch
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Indian Ginger, Snap Ginger Alpinia calcarata
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Jun 22, 2020 6:51 AM CST
Etlingera 'Red Torch' fully open!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Jun 22, 2020 9:41 AM CST
Remember that ball looking bloom on Costus vargassii 'Raspberry Yogurt'? It has extended to a taller more torpedo shape
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And this epiphytic costus is blooming its head off! Blooms
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leaves
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All my Hedychiums are blooming but my fave, 'Luna Moth' is especially nice right now
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jun 28, 2020 2:37 PM CST
Love that red torch bloom.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jun 28, 2020 2:53 PM CST
This is the last pic for the Red Torch, it is fully open now and has the gold edging
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And Costus Pina Colada....a nice break from all the red costus blooms
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 29, 2020 5:29 AM CST
Red Torch is stunning and I love the soft color of the Pina Colada. I noticed my woodsonii has lots of red buttons peeking out. The spot where I planted it is probably too shady. When they say you should wait a year in a new garden to watch the sun they are not kidding. It is too hot to transplant anything right now though.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jun 29, 2020 5:58 AM CST
The torch gingers have always been favorites of mine. My Pink Torch is now as big as my Red Torch so I expect blooms on her this summer. I also recently got a single rhizome start of the one called Malay Rose and it has established but I probably will not get anything out of it until next season. I used to have a White torch but it is finicky compared to the others. I have tried with 2 starts over the past 2 seasons and both failed to establish
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 1, 2020 12:03 PM CST
That red torch have to get into my garden! Beautiful!

My yellow dancing girl ginger is just starting to bloom Hurray!
White butterfly ginger is starting to bloom, too.
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Jul 1, 2020 4:24 PM CST
Unless you are in about Zone 10B and above (maybe 10A with a good protected area) sorry no joy LOL has to have winter protection. They are considered members of the group called 'Ultra Tropicals'. They also get tall, 12+ feet.

My Hedychium rubra bloomed today
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jul 1, 2020 4:39 PM CST
What a dramatic color, any scent???
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Jul 1, 2020 4:55 PM CST
Ya know I'm not sure. I'll go give it the sniff test tomorrow!
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