SOLVED: Is this a Giant Butterfly Ginger?

East Prairie, MO(Zone 7a)

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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High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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.

This message was edited Sunday, Nov 4th 2:13 AM

East Prairie, MO(Zone 7a)

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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