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Aug 7, 2015 12:03 AM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
I've only seen this one from the garden I got it from (with permission Smiling ). Never seen it in Nursery stores. Don't have one in bloom now but that foliage is unique, and it spreads by underground runners I think. Certainly seems to pop up where you least expect it. Growth height is about 30 inches. I'll post a bloom if I can find it in my photo archives.
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Aug 7, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Do you remember what color the bloom was?
Sure is a pretty plant.
Could it be a Costus malortieanus?
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Aug 14, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Good eye greene! The foliage does resemble C. malortieanus: http://www.gingersrus.com/imag...

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Aug 14, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
thank you Lin. That does look about right. I just need to check the blooms when it comes out. I did not think mine was as orange but that foliage and bloom head is exactly right.
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Aug 23, 2015 11:37 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
finally here is the bloom!



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Aug 24, 2015 6:59 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hurray! It sure looks like Spiral Ginger (Costus malortieanus) to me and the database could use a few more photos. Thumbs up
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