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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Is this a Giant Butterfly Ginger?

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Sami
Corapeake, NC
(Zone 6b)

November 3, 2001
10:10 AM

Post #17301

A friend gave this ginger to me but dont know which one it is. Is this the Giant Butterfly Ginger. Have another one beside it but it gets a conelike stalk that comes up with it and is a reddish color and has a lanolin like liquid in the cone. Dont know what it is either.

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MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

November 4, 2001
6:07 AM

Post #157566

if not mistaken that would be a regular butterfly ginger. the other one u describe sounds like either pine cone ginger or red torch ginger.

butterfly ginger's latin name is hedychium http://gingers.50megs.com/Hedychium1/index.html

red torch ginger http://www.stokestropicals.com/ekart/index.asp?cn=plants&cid=311

pine cone ginger otherwise known as shampoo ginger http://www.stokestropicals.com/ekart/index.asp?cn=plants&cid=311

hope that help u identify ur ginger plants... ma vie

ps: if the link for stockstropicals does not take u directly to the url i specifically pick, simply click the 'Next' button to take u to the plants i mentioned ===>> red torch ginger and pine cone ginger. sorry i tried, apparently web designer has his own ideas. otherwise go to their search engine and type the specific ginger u wish to find.

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Sami
Corapeake, NC
(Zone 6b)

November 5, 2001
9:28 PM

Post #158292

Oh thank you MaVieRose my ginger is the Zingiber Ottensii. It started out with the reddish cone and produced flowers from the tight bracts. Now it is just a redish looking pine cone. Thanks for the hyperlink.

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