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One more to ID please

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

One more.

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Jacksonville, FL(Zone 9a)

Its pretty what ever it is!

Darla

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

One more pic.

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DeRidder, LA(Zone 9a)

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.

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

DeRidder, LA(Zone 9a)

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.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Hedychium coccineum, scarlet ginger lily
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedychium_coccineum

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Again, not even close.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

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

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59481/

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

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.

Huntersville, NC

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

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

A lot of factors, including lighting when you take the picture can affect the coloration.

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

All three pictures are of the same plant. The third picture was a week after the first two.

Huntersville, NC

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!

Huntersville, NC

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.

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