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Zingiber spectabile

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber (zing-ee-ber) (Info)
Species: spectabile (speck-TAB-ih-lee) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl On Mar 8, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Malaysian native can reach 6 ft tall. Slender green pointed leaves to 1- 1 1/2 ft long . The 3 ft tall stems bear showy foot long inflorescence; The yellow aging to scarlet bracts overlap; the yellowish flowers have black tips. Makes a great cut flower.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Trenton, Florida



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