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Apr 13, 2021 11:34 AM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Has anyone pushed the envelope trying to grow blue ginger outdoors in the winter? I'm in 8a and the description says 9a is the coldest it will tolerate. I really want it in the ground, it's a fairly large plant. Would a spot next to the house foundation be advisable? Christmas tree lights like they place on banana trees to keep warm? Fools rush in? Hilarious!
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Apr 14, 2021 6:29 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
I used to grow it as a die back perennial in 8B so it will return if it freezes down, if you do a heavy mulch
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Apr 15, 2021 8:23 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I would love to try this too. Such gorgeous blooms!

So many plants that are only root-hardy here do not get enough attention as garden plants. Having started my gardening in OH, it's fine with me that many plants disappear between the frosts. When everything dies down after a frost, it's so easy to deal with oak, dewberry, smilax, and other seedlings that I did not even see when the "good" plants were growing - and they don't get too big to move around or try to take over.
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Apr 15, 2021 4:36 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Gina and Tiffany. Lovey dubby That's where I plan on planting it then, next to the foundation and heavy mulch in the winter. My hedychium die back to the ground every yr so hopefully this one will recover and bring me some more blue flowers.
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Apr 15, 2021 7:28 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
I have the Dichorisandra pendula, it will also freeze and come back from the root
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Apr 16, 2021 6:51 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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That looks beautiful too, Gina!
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Apr 16, 2021 7:41 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
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It was a 'plant of the moment' in the mid to late 2000's. I got one and have had it ever since. Of course no one remembers it now LOL...too many new things have come around since them
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Apr 16, 2021 8:48 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I had both of them at my last home and they did so well. I brought a piece of the upright one here and it has struggled. I am at the point where I think I should just shovel prune it and start with a new one.
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Apr 16, 2021 11:18 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Interesting. Where was your last home? Maybe give it a chance in a different spot in your yard?
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Apr 16, 2021 11:56 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Last home was on the coast of South Carolina, same zone and pretty similar growing conditions. Shrug! Shrug! Shrug!
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Apr 16, 2021 1:38 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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OK, thank you! Not being nosy, just trying to learn where you saw it doing well.
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Apr 16, 2021 2:45 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I have been thinking and that plant was a good 20 years old when I took a piece and brought it to this house. Maybe it is just suffering from old age (like me.)
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Apr 16, 2021 3:19 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
LOL!! Do you hear it groaning, moaning? Joints making creaky popping sounds?
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Apr 17, 2021 4:19 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
Hilarious! I am making so many of those noises myself I can't hear anything else. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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