A few newer Globba Gingers

sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)July 10, 2013

I got a few new colors of globba gingers (dancing ladies type) a few years ago when zone9tropicals were offering on their facebook page. Neither of these two seem to make a lot of bubils like the yellow do.

Blue Hawaii globba. This is a blue/lavender color. It seems more blue this year than last year. It is blooming more and is a little larger of a plant.
Not as dark blue as the other 'blue ginger' plant known as DichorisandraThrysiflora (not a true ginger but related)

This one is named 'Sangria'. The foliage has red streaked under the leaves and reddish stems. The new leaves sometimes emerge all red. The flower bracts are darker fuschia than my other dark pink dancing ladies ginger. Seems to get taller than the other globbas that I have as well. It is still in a small pot, I bet it would get even bigger if I potted up like I should lol.

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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

WOWSA! That fushia is stunning. Beautiful plants.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:08PM
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Hi Lenette
Thanks for those gorgeous pictures.
Do you keep these gingers in their pots so you can move them during the cold snaps?


    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 1:58PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Those globba gingers have beautiful colors! I like the idea of the pot.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 2:01PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Thanks. I have them in pots because I'm a bad plant momma lol. We moved to this property of about 4 acres a few years ago. There was woods and lawn and no flower beds. I have slowly been amending the soil (thanks to the rabbits and poultry) and put in a garden the first year and then flowerbeds in the sunniest spots.
There is one flowerbed on the north side of the house under some large oaks. I was thinking of putting some gingers in there. When we first moved here we had tons of armadillos digging up everything. I haven't seen them in awhile, maybe due to our dogs (?) I might try the smaller gingers in that flowerbed. They should be hardy here in 9a. I would like them to multiply more.

It is kinda handy to have smaller gingers in pots. Once the foliage dies back, you can let the pot go dry and stack them in the shed or garage until late spring.
I put some stacked ginger pots in a shed, inside a high cupboard last winter and they did really well.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:13PM
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ooooh! so beautiful! Love the colors. Stacking the pots of dormant plants is a good idea but knowing me I'd forget them until the middle of summer :-0 (bad plant mom!)

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:43PM
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I love the globba gingers and grow them too. Since I am further south and a bit warmer in the winters I grow them in the ground. I wish they'd sell them somewhere around here, I love to get that sangria. I sure wouldn't turn down the Blue Hawaii either. :o)

I have the globe globba, along with the yellow, white and pink.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 6:35AM
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KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)

Those are beautiful! I particularly like the Sangria.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 8:26AM
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sultry jasmine night - most of them only seem able to be propagated by division. I've only seen one form of the yellow that makes bulbils - Globba marantina/schomburgkia or whatever. A lovely "weed"

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 2:12AM
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I'm drooling...they are one of my wants!
Had some bulbils of the yellow dancing girls and they did germinate but did not make it to maturity.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 3:09PM
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abzzybee(9/10 S. Florida)

Those are beautiful, thank you for sharing them!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 5:26PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Thank you. I am really enjoying them this year. I have them in much larger pots now and they have sent up many new culms and are really flowering a lot more.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 6:24PM
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KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)

Do you have this one? It spreads by bulblet like the yellow one but it such a pretty purple.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 1:47PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

That is a pretty globba, karalynn! No I don't have that one. These are the other two that I have right now. They used to be a lot bigger but somehow the tubers died back last winter so they are smaller now. I don't know if something ate some of them or what but they are recovering pretty well
Globba white dragon.

Globba Mauve dancing ladies

Close up of the little yellow flowers that come out of the bracts. They are so cool, reminds me of a little scorpion!
I know the pollen is under the stinger tail. Not sure where the stigma is to recieve the pollen?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 11:16AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Just a heads up for ginger lovers since its spring lol. Zone 9 tropicals is offering a few neat looking curcumas that they are only offering for March and April. I got a couple different blue ones. I am not advertising for them or anything they just seem to have good varieties that you sometimes can't find anywhere else and they only offer certain varieties for a short amt of time every spring so wouldn't want anyone to miss out on them if they were interested.
They also have the globba magnifica listed for March/April shipping only.

This post was edited by sultry_jasmine_night on Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 13:30

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 1:29PM
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Karalynn, I believe the one you have is globe globba.

SJN, where are you getting these other colors. I'd love to get the sangria one. Zone9 Tropicals only has one that I have already.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 8:05AM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Hi katkin, I got the two globbas blue hawaii and sangria from zone9 several years ago when they had a special deal that if you 'liked' them on facebook you could order them at a discount price. I haven't seen these varieties around much at all since then. I did see a place that was selling the blue hawaii online somewhere..forget where right now....I suppose you could call or email them to see if they have any different globbas. I have always had good dealings with them so far.

I know another person who ordered some other rare globbas at the same time that I did (one different variety and also the Blue Hawaii ) but I haven't seen that person around much on gw lately. I believe her gw name was karyn1.
I try to watch the spring offerings on zone9 and other places every year closely because that seems to be when they offer more unusual gingers since I am trying to build up a nice ginger collection.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2014 at 12:34PM
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