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Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger)

Shell Ginger...this picture was taken yesterday. These plants are just starting to bloom.

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That's colourful ! :o)

4 Nov, 2008


That open flower looks like a gaping mouth ready to devour something.

4 Nov, 2008


beautiful blooms

4 Nov, 2008


That blossom is great...quite interesting when it opens..

4 Nov, 2008


Hywel, the gaping mouth flowers ready to devour something are only 1 inch. LOL.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

4 Nov, 2008


Nice bloom! I'm sure that gingers grow well where you are as well. I was surprised when I found out how diverse that group of plants gingers are.

6 Nov, 2008



Gingers are extremely widely grown all over California (except the highest elevations). They are so easy to grow as long as they receive water.

You are correct when saying they're a diverse group of plants...there's many genera in the family Zingiberaceae.

6 Nov, 2008


That is just amazing ~ never would have thought that colour flower would emerge from those buds ~ the buds are good enough for me!

14 Mar, 2013

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