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PlantFiles: Dancing Girl Ginger
Globba schomburgkii

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Globba (GLAH-buh) (Info)
Species: schomburgkii (shom-BERG-kee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Globba bulbifera

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18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kamikid On Sep 9, 2006, Kamikid from Thomasville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have this plant (hundreds of them) and it is very invasive. My yard man moved some plants and tilled up the ground and now I have gingers popping up all over the flower bed. They are easy to remove but still are a problem.

Neutral Floridian On Nov 13, 2001, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a small shade plant that produces many bulbils (the white balls above the yellow flowers). These will eventually fall and sprout the next Spring. This plant thrives in at least 50% shade. When night temperatures fall below 65 degrees the plant goes dormant; at this time restrict watering to a maximum of once a week. This is the most common of the "Dancing Ladies" gingers


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

Brooksville, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Wellborn, Florida
Thomasville, Georgia
Amite, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana
Gonzales, Louisiana
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
Kenner, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Okatie, South Carolina
New Braunfels, Texas

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