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Gingers: Anyone Know This Ginger?

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skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2006
3:23 PM

Post #2939026

I planted it late in the season, and never saw it flower. Can't remember what it is.

As you can see, each leaf has a dark vein running down it's center.

Thanks.

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ginger749

November 23, 2006
6:45 PM

Post #2939289

Sorry skaz421.
I`m no help at all.
I have about 40 gingers on the go at the mo.
Nothing taller than a few inches.
I can hardly wait till mine are as large as yours.
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2006
6:53 PM

Post #2939296

There are several ginger species with the dark center stripe:

Curcuma inodora (avg. 4' tall, red bracts), Curcuma zedoaria (3' maroon-red bracts), and Curcuma aeruginosa (4', pinky-purple bracts). Hybrids of these are also sold under various names and the inflorescence color may vary.



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skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2006
7:21 PM

Post #2939324

Thanks, folks. Somebody else thought it might be Curcuma Zedoaria. I remember buying the rhizome at the store, and the package just said Curcuma.

I'll wait until the summer; it may be alot easier to give it a name once I see it flower.

Steve
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2006
10:07 PM

Post #2939457

That's prolly easiest. I really can't tell them apart very well, but I think C. aeruginosa (which can also be solid green) is gray-blue inside the rhizome.

You might Google for more details on each. There may be some characteristic that helps identify one from the other.


Robert.
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 27, 2006
5:16 AM

Post #2946924

It's definetly a spring blooming curcuma. When it returns in the spring, if it blooms the inflorescence will come up from the soil before the foliage appears. Any spring bloomers that I've ever seen available in this country have red in mid rib. It does look a lot like sedoaria and they do stay up fairly long into the cooler months. All of mine are still up and still sending up new leaves.
Liz

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skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 27, 2006
8:25 PM

Post #2948379

Liz,

Thanks. I hope it looks that good.

Steve
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

December 26, 2006
4:15 AM

Post #3025220

It is known as Oleana or Olena here...a robust grower which dies back in winter.
skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2006
5:14 PM

Post #3036563

Thanks, everyone.

It's still sending out new foliage - hopefully it'll keep it up through the winter.

Steve
Krispi
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2007
6:31 AM

Post #3644261

I have a question, how long does it take for a shell ginger plant to begin blooming when it has been transplanted? Mine is 7 years old already, and it will not bloom! Thanks, Krispi
skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2007
10:56 AM

Post #3644502

Krispi,

If you're talking about Alpinia zerumbet, I've never seen mine bloom. PlantFiles shows some with flowers, so they must, at some point.

I think you'd get a better response if you posted your question in the Gingers forum.

Good luck.

Steve
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 23, 2007
2:21 AM

Post #3647563

If your Alpinia is getting any damage to the tips in the winter it won't bloom. All Alpinias (except galanga) bloom on second year growth.
If your curcuma does bloom in the summer it could be australasica. All spring bloomers have red in mid-rib, only a few summer bloomers do. One thing I've found intersying is, any of the summer bloomers we have that do have the red mid rib in the leaves have bloomed from the ground in the spring and then from the plant in the summer. I would say of any particular variety it's been about a 20% ratio of pots that do both. So far we have had only 3 different curcumas do both, all the rest have been either one or the other.
Liz

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