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PostSubject: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:47 pm

Sorry its not such a good pic I will try to get a better one when the flower opens more . this is the first flower one of the small dormant type gingers called
Globba globulifera [ dancing girls]



The dormant type little ginger Kaempheria pulchra [ peacock ginger ]
it has a flower that start off in the morning mauve and by afternoon its white.It spreads a lot. so much I have it growing in the path where I drive the scooter abnd can't help driving over them . they are also spread thrpogh the garden . They have underground rhizomes . I planted one about 14 years ago


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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:03 pm

Oh, lovely!
The Kaempheria has such beautiful, satiny foliage.
I just began to grow Globbas a year ago, I haven't seen one like yours before, it's quite marvelous.
Does it self-sow as freely as G. schomburgkii?
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:16 pm

Yes it does Ellie thats what I've read . I also have Globba wintii which is lovely I'm just waiting for it to flower'
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:15 am

Oh, yes, I like the wintii, that is one of the 3 that a friend shared with me - along with an unindentified one that has purple flowers and purple-ish foliage (maybe it's 'Ruby Queen', but I'm not sure) and (the oh-so-prolific) schomburgkii - who has dropped her bulbils EVERYwhere, and is coming up like a weed in all of the containers that were anywhere near to it last season, as well as between the pavers on the floor of the glasshouse.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:01 am

Thank you Ellie I will look up schomburgkii , I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT ITS LIKE.
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:27 pm

Ellie , your G.schomburgkii is lovely , a bit similar to G.wintii.
Another dormant small ginger I have leaves but no flowers yet is
Siphonochilus decorus with a yellow flower .
Another is Siphonochilus involucratus , leaf has a red central stripe .

Siphonochilus involucratus leaves




AND FLOWER






Globba wintii from last summer


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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:51 am

Gorgeous, that Siphonochilus, I love the red-veined foliage.
As it stands, it reminds me of a miniature version of a Curcuma that I grow, which also has the red veins.
I'll have to watch for it, I think it would be a nice companion, if it would grow here.

I like your G. wintii very much (salivating here) - here is a terrible pic of my un-identified one - some red form of wintii
(so ashamed that I didn't bother to take a better shot MUST be certain to do so next season):


also, wintii 'White Dragon' (and this pic is not much better *sigh*):


finally, here is a pic of my schomb:
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:03 am

FAB PLANTS THEY ARE ELLIE . I HAVE SEEN THAT UNIDENTIFIED SOMEWHERE . I WILL TRY TO REMEMBER . I REALLY ENJOY THE GINGERS .
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PostSubject: Re: NEW GINGER FIRST FLOWER   Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:09 am

Thank you, the feeling is mutual.
And yes - if you happen to come across and ID for the red wintii, I'd love to know, but no stress.
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