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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Spiral Ginger (Costus Speciosus)

I received this spiral ginger from a very generous friend about 6 years ago. It has never reproduced, but the singular rhizome has never failed to survive lots of cold and dry times in dormancy. Last year it did not flower because it got a late start. This year it had one of its earliest starts to the season ever and I think it will be blooming in another 2 months!

Here's what it will look like when it's in bloom. 

While digging into my archives I found this beautiful Ice Cream banana that unfortunately did not respond well to overwintering. It would have been massive by now had it survived!

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