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Interesting plant – any ideas on what it might be??

Friday, November 16, 2012

We have this plant at home that I got many years ago at the Ginger Factory – and its supposed to be an ornamental ginger – however I don’t think it is.

Its very happy where it is growing – in sun and part shade in sub tropical conditions – it grows to about 6ft high and has these drooping stems of flowers – though they tend to get very tatty when the wind blows!!
It has a lovely sweet perfume and flowers in the start of summer - the flowers are a lovely yellow orange – almost like an orchid but different.

Can anyone tell me what it is please?

1BEACHWALKER - found out that it is an ornamental ginger - Varigated Shell Ginger - Alpinia zerumbet
Details can be found at

Thamk you for that!!

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IMEMINE1 11/27/2012 2:34PM


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DESERTJULZ 11/19/2012 10:17AM

    Beautiful plant. Glad you were able to confirm what it is!

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SUNNYWBL 11/18/2012 1:06AM

    BEEutiful flower and plant!

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KARIDIAN1 11/17/2012 7:38PM

    Glad someone could help you identify it. I do not have a green thumb at all.

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GOANNA2 11/17/2012 5:20PM

    Ornamental ginger. It's a beautiful plant.

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PATRISNA 11/17/2012 12:27PM

    It is nice looking plant. I think it would be a nice shrub to have, but we get some hard frosts here. I am losing my ambition about landscaping and gardening in general.

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OPALMOON 11/17/2012 8:48AM


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GEORGIA_KAY 11/17/2012 6:28AM

    Oh, it's just beautiful! Glad you found out what it's name is.

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4RASCALS 11/17/2012 4:31AM

    It's beautiful ... Hope you discover what it is

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123ELAINE456 11/17/2012 2:02AM

  It is an Awesome and Beautiful Plant with Flowers on it. Would Love to have one of my own. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care. I want to Thank You for all the Time and Work you put in to make this Wonderful Team what it is today. Really Do Appreciate It Very Much. This is the Best Team On SparkPeople. Thanks Again.

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1BEACHWALKER 11/17/2012 12:15AM

    Yes, it is ornamental ginger- I just looked it up. Here is the fancy name for it.....Alpinia zerumbet variegata.

Here is a link that describes it with photos....really do love that! We may be able to buy it here, will check it out!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/17/2012 12:16:11 AM

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WILLOW49 11/17/2012 12:08AM

    Don't have a clue, but will have my Spark friend take a look at it; she knows so much about plants! I'll let you know if she recognizes it . Sure is pretty!

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DEBPRE16 11/16/2012 11:57PM

    It sure is pretty. Hope you find out what it is.

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CURVYELVIESAYS 11/16/2012 10:50PM

    It's so beautiful I hope you can solve the mystery.

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ARUSHING2 11/16/2012 10:16PM

Whatever it is . . . it looks interesting, tenacious and beautiful.

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