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Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 10, 2010
7:13 PM

Post #7877309

Curcuma Emperor sport. Can't wait to see it with a white flower. The stem is also half green and half white.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 11, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #7879999

awesome Barb
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2010
7:06 PM

Post #7880200

Barbara, you know I love your Ginger but Donna, how's that chicken? I'm sorry, off topic.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2010
8:21 AM

Post #7881540

Cool looking,Barb!!!
arfitz
Caldwell, NJ
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2010
11:31 AM

Post #7881954

Although most gardners consider gingers as the tropical kind there is a type of ginger that is an evergreen ground cover that is hardy to -10F. I am interested in buying, or trading for this type of plant. If you have any that you would like to trade or sell let me know
kenboy
Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7882797

A botanical name would help.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

June 15, 2010
10:48 AM

Post #7890759

You are probably referring to the plant commonly called Wild Ginger or Wild Plantain. I think its an Asarum.
Google Asarum canadense

This message was edited Jun 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 15, 2010
12:47 PM

Post #7891081

Thanks-I have been out of town and now need to go to greenhouse and see if it is still alive.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

June 15, 2010
2:36 PM

Post #7891355

I got a variegated sport once many years ago on a Costus curvibracteatus, and waited til it was sizeable and separated it from the clump to see if it would go one like that, but it promptly died :-(
Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 15, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7892095

This has already been seperated from clump. Fingers are crossed.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2010
7:08 PM

Post #7892100

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX did that help any?...lol...
Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2010
9:22 AM

Post #7896775

I will take all the help I can get.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 17, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #7897279

LOL...
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

June 17, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #7897726

I had a friend who had a variegated crinum asiaticum that did what your ginger is doing. It was putting out exact half and half green and white leaves. It did it for almost a whole season and was incredibly striking, then it suddenly just stopped. I have a lot of variegated crinums and never had one do that, they all have their varying degrees of stripes, some more than others. Hope your ginger stays like that, even after it goes dormant and comes back.
Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7897981

Gothqueen,
I might keep it in the greenhouse for a few seasons and keep it from going dormant for a while. Because of the thin white line around the leaves of Emperor, I never think about it being variegated. Thanks for the insight.
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

June 18, 2010
4:13 AM

Post #7898701

Yes, I know. Its easy to forget sometimes. Its kind of a disappointment as a 'variegated' plant on the whole. I think the more proper term for it is probably 'albo-marginated' rather than variegated, because the white coloration is pretty unusual in the main body of the leaf and is usually just around the edge, as opposed to actual variegation which is more defined as stripes, splotches or patches of another color that occur randomly on the entire leaf.
Bward
Hattiesburg, MS
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2010
8:15 PM

Post #7901573

I agree, 'albo-marginated' would be more appropriate. I do like the white flower.
Curcumas are not grown enough in southern gardens. They are a perfect plant. No bugs/insects or diseases.
Barbara
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2010
4:40 AM

Post #7901972

Ya got that right! Barb..

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