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Costus barbatus - Spiral Ginger


Costus barbatus - Spiral Ginger (Costus barbatus - Spiral Ginger)

The Spiral Gingers are starting to bloom in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. I wish I could get mine to look so good! lol! :>) Photo taken March 21, 2012.



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My ginger seeds did not germinate......Oh well.

23 Mar, 2012

 

You're not suppose to grow gingers from seeds. They grow from rhizomes or off-shoots.

23 Mar, 2012

 

Well......I saw the seeds, I liked the flower....I bought them.

23 Mar, 2012

 

I think you meant to say: I saw the seeds, I liked the bracts....I bought them. lol! :>)

Costus is not the easiest to grow outside a warm tropical or subtropical climate.

23 Mar, 2012

 

Just like you....must get the last word in. ;o)))

24 Mar, 2012

 

Of course, you should know me by now! :>)

I have Costus barbatus in the front yard. It died back down to the roots last summer. I'm going dig it up and plant it back into a pot. I'm really hoping I can get it to grow again! :>)

The many plants in Balboa Park are very healthy and more than 8ft/2.4m tall. I'm not sure what the secret is to growing this plant...maybe I'll find out this year. :>)

24 Mar, 2012

 

Good luck with your Costus barbartus....I hope you find the secret! ;o)

24 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks! :>)

I'll keep you posted.

25 Mar, 2012

 

;o)

25 Mar, 2012



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