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Another ID Please!

Posted by chena z7 Texas (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 8, 07 at 10:53

I recieved this Spiral Ginger several yrs ago. This is the first yr it has bloomed but I have been unable to identify it..Can ya help me out...TIA!!!
Blessings...
Chena

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RE: Another ID Please!

Chena,

Looks like Costus Pictus. Is is around 5 to 7 feet?

Steve


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RE: Another ID Please!

  • Posted by chena z7 Texas (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 9, 07 at 15:32

Hey Steve!!!
Thanks so much!!! I have several.. the tallest is about 4~4 1/2 '.....I googled it and it looks like that could be it.. I have grown gingers for a couple of yrs. But I really don't know to much about them.. Other than I love them and they can deal with our heat..LOL If they can live in Tx. and not be too needy they are welcome to stay..LOL...I appreciate your help...
Blessings!!!
Chena


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RE: Another ID Please!

Chena,

Gingers are wonderful plants. I grow Alpinia, Globba, Kaempferia,Curcuma, Zingiber, and Hedychium gingers, and Costus (which used to be classified as a ginger, but isn't anymore). Over 60 in all. And every one is a favorite when it blooms.

You say pictus is in bloom now? Are you container growing it? I thought you were in Zone 7 and I really didn't think that one would grow reliably in the ground in your zone.

Steve


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RE: Another ID Please!

  • Posted by chena z7 Texas (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 9, 07 at 19:46

Steve..
I have no clue what it is.. That is why I am asking...LOL I am z7~8ish.. depends on what you read and the weather...The spiral I have is blooming right now morning sun and afternoon shade...Lovin it.. no matter what it is..I do take it in come winter....
Chena


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