Dancing Ladies Ginger, Dancing Girls Ginger, Jungle Jewels Ginger
Globba winitii 'Mauve Dancing Girl'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Globba (GLAH-buh) (Info)
Species: winitii (win-IT-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Mauve Dancing Girl

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Micanopy, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baytown, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 31, 2010, patbirdsong from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Here in Ft. lauderdale it goes dormant in winter and pops back up in spring. It is not evergreen.

Positive

On Oct 21, 2009, mswestover from Yulee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought a white and purple one at Walmart in 07. They have come back each year, although they are the last ginger to emerge. They need a lot of water and shade. Planted under red tips in practically full shade. Blooms repeatedly.