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Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9345270

This is embarrassing but I just noticed this hedy blooming, there are dead flower panicles so it has bloomed before and I missed them. It was hidden in a jungle of Mutabilis rose, wax myrtle and a bunch of other stuff, I didn't even know it was in there. You know you have too many plants when you find surprises like this. I do not remember buying it, does anyone have an idea of which variety it might be?

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mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2012
6:56 PM

Post #9349171


i wish i'd find a surprise like that!
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Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
3:56 AM

Post #9349320

Another duh, I just realized those are not hedychium flowers, they are more like an alpinia. The only pinkish one I know I have is Extra Spicy, I'll have to see if that is close, the flowers in the picture are already past their prime.

December 20, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9363357

They're Alpinia zerumbet.
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

December 20, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9363450

You are corrrect of course. The flowers are different from my other zerumbets however. Different cultivars perhaps.

December 20, 2012
11:48 PM

Post #9363572

The only zerumbets I have are like those I really like them. But I also have a couple of other species of Alpinia including our native Alpinia caerulea.

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