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gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

October 13, 2008
9:05 AM

Post #5665054

This is my favorite ginger at the moment. It has yet to bloom. It was imported by Tom Wood and is still relatively uncommon. ANyone else growing it? Have you had a bloom?

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angel_tree_baby
Chickenville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5710066

I'm not growing it but those leaves are just fabulous. Even if it didn't bloom, the foilage is pretty cool to look at. Do you know what the bloom will look like?
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

October 24, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #5710256

No. I have never seen one in bloom, or a photo of one in bloom. This ginger was imported in very small quantity into the country by Dr. Tom Wood. He was selling a very few specimens locally at a plant sale here last March, but I actually got mine as a trade from someone who had previously obtained one from another source. Good thing too, as he was selling them for $50 each. The leaves are really cool. Kind of like a narrow Anthurium veitchii on a ginger.
angel_tree_baby
Chickenville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2008
1:25 PM

Post #5711272

I googled it and found a similar one that has red spikey flowers with white tips. Not sure if those are the inflo or actual flowers. Really cool.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINIA-RUGOSA----Very-Rare-Ginger--PLANT-_W0QQitemZ230302010988QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081020?IMSfp=TL081020114006r11359
gothqueen
Gainesville, FL

October 24, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #5712911

That's the one. I guess I have that to look forward to in the future
plantgeek88
Louisville, KY

October 26, 2008
12:39 PM

Post #5717689

Wowee! What an awesome plant. Thanks for posting the pic.

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