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GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

September 2, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #7014975

This is a short ginger(?) Is anyone familiar with it. It is only about 2 ft tall.

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kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7015131

I don't know the name but I want some. I love the under sides of the leaves. It looks like one of the culinary Alpinias.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 2, 2009
1:18 AM

Post #7015205

Alpinia luteocarpa? would ya think?,Kenboy..lol...we potted alot of this stuff up here...will not survive out in the cold at all..Zone 10 ginger
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

September 2, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #7015230

I found one on the internet at one time, but did not write down the name. It looks a little like 'red backed' ginger, but that gets 4-5 ft tall I think. It's different. Thanks for your help.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 2, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7015286

It grows from 2 feet tall up to maybe 5 feet tall if not touched by the frost. Mine was almost 3 feet in the pot until I divided it..lol

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kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7015293

I still want one. Maybe I need to move south.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 2, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7015403

hahahaha..ya funny,Kenboy! got plenty of room here out in the woods! pitching a tent?
pogonantha
el arish, FNQ
Australia

September 3, 2009
10:01 AM

Post #7020166

It's Alpinia luteocarpa. Ann
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

September 3, 2009
10:14 AM

Post #7020183

Thank you everyone, that is what it looks like. Wish I was in Austrailia, visited 5 years ago in Melbourne, Loved it. We went to see the litttle penguins, so cute. What are you near?
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 3, 2009
10:49 AM

Post #7020219

Has anyone ever had this ginger bloom? I have had mine for almost 8 years and it has never bloomed.
pogonantha
el arish, FNQ
Australia

September 3, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #7022048

We live two hous south of Cairns sandwiched betwwen two World Heritage areas the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Wet Tropics. Reef and Rainforest, the best of both worlds :) Here's a link to our area : http://www.missionbeachtourism.com/Rainforest.aspx

Luteocarpa has a tiny orchid like flower. It is one of several gingers that grow wild in the mountains behind our property. Ann
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 3, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7022411

Perhaps I am missing it then. I will have to be more on the lookout.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #7055708

Beautiful country, Ann. Lost an entire day in Paranella Park and another in Kuranda/Daintree. Daughter lives in Brisbane and her MIL lives in Townsville. Think I need a month or more to do the area justice.
50glee
Huntersville, NC

September 13, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #7058809

Moodene - I was wondering how much more south you'd need be considering you are in TX.

Then noticed the plant in question is zone 10! But GAgirl1066 has it growing - happily in GA!

Ive found some plants can survive other zones (within reason) if planted in quasi sheltered locations and heavily mulched. but I'd sure hate to loose this beauty!

btw - this comes up when googled: http://www.glasshouseworks.com/trop-a2.html

just my 2 cents
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #7059215

Nadine is in South Texas and I am in the north, she is zone 9b and I am 8a. Texas is a big state. Then there is far north ( panhandle ) and deep south, southern point.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

September 13, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #7059315

I used to live in Rockport. I think except for one time that it was in the hugh 20's it almost never went much below 40 there. That's what I remember anyway. We were only a mile or 2 from the beach, very warm. Too bad I was a teenager and not into plants then, LOL
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

September 13, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #7059465

I am on the line of 8a/8b. Usually it doesn't get below freezing here except maybe a couple of times a winter, but we have been down to 17 a couple of times that I can remember. This past winter was one time. My plant(ginger) is in a pot and I put it in the greenhouse during the winter, so I couldn't say if it was hardy here or not. I may divide a small portion and plant it next year and see how it winters in the ground.
Darlacooper
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #7064535

We lived in Ingleside for 2 years. I don't remember it getting all that cold.

Darla
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #7103736

I am located in the Southeast corner of Texas near Beaumont, Texas which is approx 1 hour from Lousiana border..I do have gingers that are Zone 10 n up but those will go in my hothouse..for the winter...

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