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sunnytx
Ligonier, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #7005880

Can you tell me what kind of Ginger this is. Thanks.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #7006360

possibly costus comosus, red spiral ginger

http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=costus comosus
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #7006540

Or maybe

Ginger, Red Button Ginger, Dwarf French Kiss
Costus woodsonii
sunnytx
Ligonier, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #7011201

It doesn't have the yellow to it like the Costus barbatus. Could it be Spiral ginger Costus pulverulentus ?
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 1, 2009
12:03 PM

Post #7012132

Look at Red Button in the plant file.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7012574

Sunny, how tall is the plant? What about leaf arrangement? and, can you take a close up of the bloom spike...those will all make it easier to give you a more positive ID
sunnytx
Ligonier, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #7013552

This picture might be a better one for you. It's been a while since I took these photos and I am trying to get them labeled.

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sunnytx
Ligonier, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2009
6:51 PM

Post #7013592

This is a closeup although it isn't very sharp.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 1, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #7013596

Sunny, judging by size, Kenboy just may have pegged your plant

http://www.gingersrus.com/images/ImageFrame.php?ImageID=12847

Costus woodsonii short form.
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 1, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7014814

This one is rated zone 9-10 and did not come back for me. If I get a chance I may try it again. It is a good bloomer and the blooms really show up, not all Costus do that.
DanKistner
Winter Haven, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2009
12:59 PM

Post #7119382

Beautiful Ginger SunnyTX!

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