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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8761083

This year was an amazing year .. made lots of new trades for some extraordinary Gingers!

These are Curcuma. The one on the left is just plain Curcuma .. it has the leaves of the Hidden Ginger but the flower is above the leaves. The one on the right, alismatifolia has the same flower form but the leaves are totally different, not upright like the Hidden Ginger.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8761092

Also acquired some new Globba. the pictures are of the White Dragon and the Mauve. I also have a solid yellow but I just got it a few weeks ago and it hasn't bloomed yet.

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8761098

I have another Curcuma that is just starting to open. This one is Curcuma gracillima - Candy Cane. I'm getting real impatient for this one to open!

I think they all fall under the Common Name Siam Tulip.

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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

August 17, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8761234

These are pretty common in the south one of my favorites is Turmeric flower its pretty I have the candy cane stripe too would be nice if the flower was bigger more showy

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TimChapman
Saint Gabriel, LA

August 17, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8761583

Just a side note, 'Candy Cane' was originally introduced as C gracillima but later determined to be a new species, it's since been published as Curcuma rhabdota. It's one of my favorites

Tim Chapman
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 17, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8761662

Thanks for the info .. I'll change the name on the pictures.

Dana I'm sure that Florida has lots more interesting plants than the general south.

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