Hedychium ID.please

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

Not sure which this one is...Anybody know??..I have it in the ground year around.. It is in full sun, about 4 feet tall, smells good in the morning time...

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Is this the one next to the green house?

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

No..by the fence..it is blooming its head off right now...my other gingers came in..

Lowndesboro, AL(Zone 8a)

Nadine the closest hedy I have to match is Sherry Baby. My photo is in the sun so the the color is brighter.
Kabby

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

That does look close. I think Nadine has Sherry Baby. Maybe if both would bloom at the same time, it would help.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

I have Sherry Baby somewhere else...The ginger been in this bed over 10 years now..

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

That does not mean that you don't have Sherry Baby in two places. Compare these flowers with your Sherry Baby.

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

One of the only gingers I know the name of right now is Sherry Baby-long story-lost tags. Sherry Baby grows about 6' tall. One of the taller hedychiums.
Barbara

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Knowing you have a very large patch of these Hedichums to share I have been trying to find out what you have. The more I look the more they look like the ones Maggi calls her generic Yellow Butterfly. I have looked at hundreds of pictures and they look most like Hed. flavescene. Here is a picture of what we have blooming now, which is a little behind yours because yours get an earlier start.

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

One more.

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Lowndesboro, AL(Zone 8a)

Ken I found an old ginger forum thread regarding flavescens vs flavum although the pictures no longer exist. Dave Skinner wrote a nice long post. I have flavescens, definitely a Sept bloomer for me, I don't have flavum. Birdlady Liz tried her best to get me to buy flavum but I just wasn't interested at the time. Said the fragrance was magnificent.
Kabby
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ginger/msg1019131532315.html

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks TickiSox, I have not read that exchange but did read Dave Skinner's piece on his Web-site. I too am confused. If you have any pictures of your flavescens, would you post them so we could compare? Maybe we could come a little closer to finding out what we have. Nadine has a huge bed of these yellow butterflies but no one wants them because they do not have a name. Or at least no one will trade for them. I had forgotten about the hairy foliage, which our does not have. I will look closer in the light of the day tomorrow. Thanks.

Lowndesboro, AL(Zone 8a)

Hi Ken, the flower of my flavescens is pure yellow, even the stamen. Nadine's plant has a reddish stamen.
I understand about no one wanting to trade except for named plants. I have sold unknown hedys on the Lily Auction before, I sell them much cheaper than the named and they sell fairly well. That could be a way for Nadine to get rid of her clump if she doesn't want to keep any or wants to reduce the size of it. Just a thought!
Kabby

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Anthony, FL

Hi Nadine, The pics you sent in the email look a lot like a ginger I bought in 2005 at the Gingerfest at Fairchild Gardens. It is Hedychium 'Betty Ho', a hybrid from Hawaii; bright yellow/gold flowers with red/orange stamen. Here is a pic of mine !

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Well Richard, now that I have your attention, who do you think this one is, it was marked White Butterfly, not. It bloomed for the first time last year and is becoming one of my favorites.

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

I hope this is a better picture;

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Anthony, FL

Are the flowers pink or orange ? It looks kinda like one of the Tai Hedychiums. Do you have Disney & Orange Brush ? Is it that color or more of a pink ?

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

I have looked at a hundred pictures of Orange Bottle Brush but this is more of a pink. I do not have Disney or OBB but it was one that Nadine gave to Maggi and I planted it. So I am sure Nadine has this one but she gets new ones and sends us a piece before it blooms for her, so I don't think she has had one to bloom that looks like this. Some day I will find a name.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

That ginger above is blooming just like the pic..again..a bunch of them...lol..even Maggi can tell ya..

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Richard, check out there pictures of plant #3049 of a H. coccineum;

http://gingers.50megs.com/Hedychium1/index.html

Doesn't it look more pink than orange? Very much like my pink in the picture up above.

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

The Hedychium coccineum aurantiacum aka orange brush ginger-the flowers are very orange and the flower spike has flowers in vertical lines. Blue green foliage

This message was edited Jul 21, 2010 7:18 PM

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Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

up close

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Mulberry, FL

I have had this one for a while never knew the name

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Mulberry, FL

This one doesn't have a scent that I know of bought it from ebay

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Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

I like the color but don't know the name.

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