Plant ID forum: Zone 9a bloomer - ginger or ?

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Name: Catherine
SW Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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jerseyridgearts
Feb 27, 2018 5:09 PM CST
Having moved from zone 5 to zone 9 I'm being surprised every day by new plants and new blooms. I thought this might be ginger but Google doesn't seem to agree. Thanks for all input (PS ..... a Petunia! that has been in a pot on the patio - uncovered - bloomed today Hilarious! )
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Feb 27, 2018 5:13 PM CST

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Looks like an Orchid. Can you get a photo of the blooms face-on?

Is it planted in the ground? Might be a Pleione.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Feb 27, 2018 5:20 PM CST
Either Pleione or Bletilla. Leaves would help id.
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DaisyI
Feb 27, 2018 5:52 PM CST
I think Bletilla. Don't Pleione have only one flower per stem?
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RuuddeBlock
Feb 28, 2018 3:09 AM CST
I agree

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 28, 2018 8:26 AM CST
I agree, that's a lovely terrestrial orchid; probably Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla)
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Name: Catherine
SW Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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jerseyridgearts
Feb 28, 2018 8:32 AM CST
Here's a better shot perhaps - not sure the bloom looks like ground orchid? better detail in the enlarged version.

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Feb 28, 2018 8:45 AM CST
Still looks like a variety of Bletilla to me; for comparison:


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Name: Catherine
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jerseyridgearts
Feb 28, 2018 1:14 PM CST
Orchids it is then. Thanks all👍

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