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PostSubject: Blue Ginger   Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:53 pm

One of my favourite Gingers....

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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:08 pm

banana So georgeous Marlene BLUES are my favourite colour in the garden.
Im into gingers now ,have just planted about 16 different ones .
That blue is on my long wish list.
I wonder how many members keep a wish list for plants.
MA has that blue one and has posted some lovely pics of the flowers.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:44 pm

Its a beautiful plant Marlene I also love blue flowers and as Gwen wrote I also grow it.

Did you know that plant is not a real Ginger its name is Dichorisandra thyrsiflora that's the worst about Common names isn't it, no wonder people get confused, I bought my plant at Beenleigh Sunday market by that name also but when it flowered it did not look like a ginger even the leaves did not look right so I searched and found its botanical name.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:54 am

They are a beautiful colour and well worthy of any tropical style garden.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:26 am

stunning colour gasp
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:44 am

Mary-Anne wrote:
Its a beautiful plant Marlene I also love blue flowers and as Gwen wrote I also grow it.

Did you know that plant is not a real Ginger its name is Dichorisandra thyrsiflora that's the worst about Common names isn't it, no wonder people get confused, I bought my plant at Beenleigh Sunday market by that name also but when it flowered it did not look like a ginger even the leaves did not look right so I searched and found its botanical name.


Yes... Mary-Anne...I did know it wasn't a ginger but everyone refers to it as such.
Lots of it around here on the Sunshine Coast as it grows well here.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:56 am

Grows very well everywhere down this way too Marlene.

Plenty of gardens in our street have it as do the parks very prolific plant thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:04 pm

I was given a piece to strike some time back and I placed it in a water pot that is home to my water Iris. It was supposed to be a temporary stay... woops ......some 18 months or so later...the roots have embedded in the bottom of the pot and the plant is still alive. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:08 pm

Would look good Fay, does it flower as well in the water Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:23 pm

Good one K.. thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:26 pm

darn...my reply disappeared.
It hasn't flowered as yet...I suspect the original piece is under the water and the visible bit is new skinny growth.
I also put a piece of an orchid (Thunia marshalliana) in the pot...approx 6 weeks ago...it is still alive.
I like to push the boundaries of gardening...experiment etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:29 pm

Will be interesting to see what happens Fay thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: Blue Ginger   Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:32 pm

Only way to go K ...A good way to learn too.
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