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Feb 5, 2014 6:30 PM CST
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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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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Feb 5, 2014 7:11 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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I believe that is Zingiber collinsii.
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Feb 5, 2014 10:17 PM CST
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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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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Feb 6, 2014 4:28 AM CST

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It's very attractive Thumbs up
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Feb 6, 2014 1:22 PM CST
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
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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!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
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Feb 6, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
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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