Curcuma sport

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

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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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

awesome Barb

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

Barbara, you know I love your Ginger but Donna, how's that chicken? I'm sorry, off topic.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

Cool looking,Barb!!!

Caldwell, NJ(Zone 6a)

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

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

A botanical name would help.

Gainesville, FL

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

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Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

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

Gainesville, FL

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 :-(

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

This has already been seperated from clump. Fingers are crossed.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX did that help any?...lol...

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

I will take all the help I can get.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

LOL...

Gainesville, FL

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.

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

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.

Gainesville, FL

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.

Hattiesburg, MS(Zone 8a)

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

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

Ya got that right! Barb..

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