Photo by Melody

Gingers: One more to ID please

Communities > Forums > Gingers
bookmark
Forum: GingersReplies: 16, Views: 181
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6869230

This was suppose to be White Butterfly and I have never seen this color in our garden before. Thanks.

Thumbnail by kenboy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6869234

One more.

Thumbnail by kenboy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Darlacooper
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6869324

Its pretty what ever it is!

Darla
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #6887323

One more pic.

Thumbnail by kenboy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cannagirl
DeRidder, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6900820

Ken, Is this by chance the ginger I gave you & Maggie? Several came up in my White Butterfly Ginger garden blooming for the first time late last year. It's no telling how many of these I gave out as "White Butterfly". I don't have a clue where I got this hedy ginger from or it's ID. It looks similar to a couple I've googled.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6903652

Dollie, I do not remember you giving us a Ginger but then again I am so forgetful I could hide my own Easter eggs. It was marked as a white so who knows. I really do love the color, so rich.
cannagirl
DeRidder, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6905535

Ken, that was too cute ;) Hide your own Easter eggs.Lol I wasn't for sure if I gave you & Maggie one of these gingers marked White Butterfly at one of the RU's. I had extras and passed out to anyone that wanted them.

It was a nice suprise to see these pretty blooms in my garden when I thought all were the Butterfly ginger.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2009
5:04 AM

Post #6974946

Hedychium coccineum, scarlet ginger lily
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedychium_coccineum
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2009
9:56 AM

Post #6975160

Again, not even close.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2009
6:02 PM

Post #6976273

Since looking at the third picture which has more pink to it, it resembles Hedychium 'Elizabeth'

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59481/
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #6976374

The color looks like 'Elizabeth' but the form of the inflo. does look more like Hedychium Coccineum. There is five different forms of Hedychium Coccineum and even some disagreement among the people who know. I get lost pretty easy but the more debate the more I learn, thanks.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 22, 2009
7:03 PM

Post #6976425

Ken, I have never found it easy to identify by picture, it is too easy to miss nuances of a plant that distinguishes it from a sister or cousin plant. But i have discovered it is more beneficial to my continuing education to put a suggestion out there and through discussion of the fine points, followed with more complete photos of plant and flower, especially discussion with the person closest to the plant, it is more likely to gain a true identity for the plant in question...and I add a little more knowledge to knowing who is living in my garden.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

August 24, 2009
9:48 PM

Post #6984110

Im no Ginger specialist
- but the second picture looks exactly like my
Hedychium coccineum, Orange Bottlebrush Ginger Lily.

I have noticed at times the bloom on mine to be darker and or more intense than other.

Possibly soil nutrients or lack along with sun differences can explain some color variations.

just a thought

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2009
10:29 PM

Post #6984287

A lot of factors, including lighting when you take the picture can affect the coloration.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6984512

All three pictures are of the same plant. The third picture was a week after the first two.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

August 26, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6991695

which could explain the greater color intensity.

Well the last one is what my Orange Bottlebrush ginger looks like!

Hedychium coccineum is the name.

Good Luck!
50glee
Huntersville, NC

August 30, 2009
3:41 AM

Post #7003479

kenboy - i noticed the leaves in pic to appeared to be a darker green and I got curious.

I found:

http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/03240.html

maybe this is yours.

Thumbnail by 50glee
Click the image for an enlarged view.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Gingers Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Costus Raspberry Yogurt-pic Moodene 8 Jul 15, 2009 12:26 AM
Dichorisanda pendula Moodene 9 Aug 28, 2008 5:33 PM
Stumped by non-blooming butterfly gingers smartdog 20 Mar 13, 2007 10:09 PM
Oh That Fragrance! Xeramtheum 43 Sep 17, 2008 1:08 AM
Costus asplundii - first photo of flowers gingersrus 11 Jan 2, 2009 3:26 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America