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Globba winitii 'Ruby Queen'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Globba (GLAH-buh) (Info)
Species: winitii (win-IT-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Queen
Additional cultivar information: (Dancing Jewels series)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Partial to Full Shade

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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tropicbreeze On Jan 11, 2010, tropicbreeze from noonamah
Australia wrote:

My plants come up faithfully each year but they are in a part of the garden that gets watered all year long. It doesn't seem to affect them. They're always a bit slow to get growing each season, but I understand that's common with Globbas. And they're slow to multiply, which could be caused by the competition from all the palm tree and other roots.

Neutral macybee On Dec 8, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Grow in part-shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. Plants should remain dry during winter. Frsot tender, grow globbas in a warm greenhouse or conservatory in cooler climates; they require sustained warmth, filtered light, a potting mix with high humus content and a rest period in winter when the leaves die back. Propagate by division or by planting the bulbils.


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

San Leandro, California
Melbourne, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
New Iberia, Louisiana
Kure Beach, North Carolina

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