Tropicals forum: A couple of Peacock Gingers in today

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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 22, 2017 4:46 PM CST
I have wanted some of the Peacock Gingers ever since I saw a photo of them about 6 years ago. I understand they are tropical perennials and go dormant at the first hint of cold weather. Glad I found them.

Kaempgeria 'Grande' Giant Peacok Ginger


Cornukaempferia 'Jungle Gold' Peacock Ginger


Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 22, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2017 5:13 PM CST
Dave, very nice! That Giant Peacock Ginger (Kaempferia 'Grande') sure has huge leaves and I really love your Peacock Ginger (Cornukaempferia aurantifolia 'Jungle Gold')

I don't know much about Peacock Ginger and had never had one until 2 years ago when we bought our current home. The former owners left a few potted plants and empty pots with soil. When I was doing clean up before our tenants moved in I was emptying some of the pots to clean them and found the roots of what-I-didn't-know but decided to water and see what grew. It turned out to be Peacock Ginger (Kaempferia pulchra) Green Grin!
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jun 24, 2017 4:23 AM CST
Nice plants Dave! I have not had the best luck with the Peacock Gingers. When I purchased this home 20 yrs ago one was in the landscape. This one (first pic) always performs very well and I usually have to thin and dig to keep it in bounds.
A few years ago I wanted to try a couple more Jungle Gold (2&3 pics) and Pink Lace (4th pic) were my choices.
Jungle Gold flowered the first year, but the plant never took off. It returned late the next year but only one leaf appeared.
Pink Lace produced one leaf the first year never to be seen again. Crying

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Jun 24, 2017 6:45 AM CST
Mine always come up so late it is easy to forget they are there and plant something else in that empty spot.
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Jun 28, 2017 5:29 AM CST
Nice Dave, I love the larger leaves. I didn't know there was a gold, too Thumbs up

I have the typical small leafed plant likes Scott's first photo, my pop gave me a pot a good twenty years ago, bits of it all over my garden now thanks to squirrels digging it up and moving it.

Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 28, 2017 8:45 AM CST
That's one plant that must be welcome wherever it pops up.
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jun 30, 2017 11:40 AM CST
I've only had one, it was named Alva. I agree with Alice, you'll think that it's gone in the spring and when you start digging around to put something else in that space, there it is!
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Jul 21, 2017 8:17 AM CST
Nice growth on these guys thus far.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jul 21, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I really love the markings on that second plant and it looks to be unfurling another new leaf! Thumbs up
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jul 21, 2017 3:48 PM CST
The last one. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Drooling Drooling

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