Sunday, May 10, 2009

Golden Brush Ginger - Today's Flower


Golden Brush Ginger
Burbidgea schizocheila
(bur-BIDJ-ee-a) (skitz-oh-KY-la)
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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17 comments:

Rustik said...

Really like the blog, very nice.

CTVicky said...

Wow, such gorgeous photos!

Thumbelina said...

It is just like flames! Great shots.

Rosamaria said...

Beautiful!

Marcos Santos said...

Very, very beautiful so much.

Kendris said...

Beautiful pictures & some great information! Thanks for sharing!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thank you to all.

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david mcmahon said...

That's a stunning bronze colour. Thanks so much for the information on the yucca.

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Cris said...

The colors are truly beautiful!

Arija said...

A spectacular flower, I've not come across this particular variety before.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. They do look like flames. Thanks for the info on them. :-)

Mamapippa said...

I've never seen this one before, but it 's a wonderful flower !

Race said...

lovely flower! nice macro capture!

Suz Broughton said...

One of my favorite flowers. You captured it beautifully.

amanda guthrie said...

Lovely I've never seen anything quite like it.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on the Post of the Day Award from authorblog!

Jewels said...

So Beautiful!