Sunday, May 10, 2009
Golden Brush Ginger - Today's Flower
Golden Brush Ginger
Synonyms: Golden Ginger, Flame Ginger
This Dwarf Ginger’s flowers really do look like flames. It can be a little tricky to grow bit if you give it even moisture, part sun exposure and a low fertilizer diet and you should be rewarded with a heavy twice a year blooming period. The flowers can take up to two weeks to open giving a nice burst of color.
This plant is one of over 1300 species of Ginger. It is native to the jungles of Borneo and Malaysia. It has nice reddish stems and nice looking foliage. The species is named after the British plant explorer Frederick William Thomas Burbidge. I would love a job like his.
I have been reading his book “Cool orchids, and how to grow themwith a descriptive list of all the best species in cultivation”
at Open Library.com it was published in 1874. I find browsing the old horticulture books fun when I have the time.
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