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Tri Color Ginger

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

I purchased this at the Garden and Patio Show last weekend and the sales clerk knew nothing about it other than they called it Tri color ginger. I couldn't find anything on DG or google by that name. Can anyone help me ID it? I have also posted it in the ID forum. I am anxious to learn how to care for it. Thanks.

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(Zone 9a)

Here you go. It is a wonderful plant; you'll love it.

http://www.killerplants.com/plant-of-the-week/20060925.asp

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

ardesia thank you so much for the quick response! That's it! It is such a beautiful plant I'd hate for my lack of knowledge cause it to die. Now I can take proper care of it. You're great ardesia!

(Zone 9a)

my pleasure.:-)

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

I wish I could have gingers here in zone 6b, but they will not survive the winters and I don't have a big enough house to bring them inside. This single wide trailer is not set up for house plants. Darn!!!!

If its OK with everyone, I'll just lurk around here and enjoy the beautifull pictures and listen in on conversations.

Marti

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

marti001, you can always dig up the rhizomes and store them in a closet.

Somerset, KY(Zone 6b)

I had a ginger when I lived in Calif. I had it in a 25 gallon size pot. I had it for 4 years and it never bloomed. I really didn't care because I loved the leaves. Maybe I could get another and keep it in a pot than it would be easier for me to dig it up and store it for the winter. Maybe I should try a ginger. I'll have to find one on line. They do not sell them here in my town.

Gainesville, FL

I have these planted in my yard. They will come back from a freeze in zone 8

(Zone 9a)

I had one in a pot that I moved under the house for the winter and it bit the dust. I covered another that was in the ground with some palmetto fronds and it is fine - looks lilke it never went through the worst winter in history here.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

Wow! I thought tricolor ginger were more tender. Thank you gothqueen and ardesia for posting that. HD had a lot of them at $10 for 3 gallon large healthy plants. There must have been 60 tricolor ginger grouped on the table. It was awsome!

Gainesville, FL

The local county extension lady who has a sometimes column in our local paper wrote ones that there was no way they would survive the zone 8 winter, so I decided to trial one out. I now have about 6 out and they have made it and come back nicely for about 3 seasons now. They never get large enough to bloom, but they get big enough to be nice and somewhat showy if pushed with fertilizer weekly

(Zone 9a)

Perhaps they bloom in south Florida but I have never seeen one bloom here either. This picture was taken in Hawaii; the sun was too bright to get a good shot of the whole bed but there must have been 300 plants - it was awesome.

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Gainesville, FL

They have a beautiful bloom, I took my outdoor stock from a very large plant I had in the greenhouse for several seasons. It bloomed all the time in there, and was about 5 feet tall. I finally had to remove it to give something else a try, LOL. That something else is this Domino variegated peace lily. Now, I am getting kinda tired of IT and am thinking about replacing it with Brazillian Cloak

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(Zone 9a)

Beautiful Peace Lily.

Those darn greenhouses, they shrink faster than my jeans. :-)

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

ardesia you're halarious! Don't the leaves burn? On my porch it gets only morning sun but the tips of some leaves turned dry and brown. HELP!

(Zone 9a)

;-) Gosh, there are so many reasons for leaf tip burn. It could very well be the sun or inconsistent watering, too much fertilizer and even too many chemicals in municipal water. My plant does not get a lot of direct sun as it is under a wax myrtle that has been limbed up like a tree.

Wiggins, MS(Zone 8b)

I had been out of town for 2 weeks recently so none of my plants got watered. Leaves were fine before I left. That could be the answer. Also, I'll move it so the morning sun won't hit it. I fertlize with miracle-gro, 1/4 tsp. per gallon every time I water. Joyce

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