Himalayan Ginger

nicdeluccaJanuary 23, 2006

Recently, I was at a trade show and there was a women there selling Plumeria, Casablanca Lily, and a host of exotic plants...In reality she was really selling a fertilizer put out by QVC and the various plants were sworn to thrive on the stuff...

She had a bunch of "Himalayan Ginger" plants...She swore they flowered prolifically and she sold them in Magenta, Yellow, White and Orange...They were awesome plants, but I couldn't afford them at the time...I have tried contacting QVC, but no one seems to know the real names for these plants and where I can purchase them...I've looked at a million pictures of Ginger plants, but can't seem to narrow it down...I will say that all the flowers looked the same (kinda like a Gladiola only the flowers were closer together) except the Magenta one...That looked like a different type of plant from the others...

Anyone know what I'm talking about???

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minibim(FL z10)

The magenta one could be Alpinia purpurata, while the others are probably Hedychiums.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2006 at 5:54AM
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skaz421(9)

Check out this web site:

Here is a link that might be useful: Royal Horticultural Society

    Bookmark   February 1, 2006 at 3:33PM
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lindagr

I did buy a few of the plants you are talking about at the Atlanta Flower Sho. The instruction booklet was put out by QVC for Roberta's exotic plants. The Latin name on the booklet is "Curcuma Aurantiaca" if that helps you at all.
The web site listed in www.robertasinc.com 800-428-9726.
Maybe they can help you.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2006 at 10:59PM
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cpw68

qvc still has them. they come bareroot. look under robertas. Thats where I got mine.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 4:11PM
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