Is this a type of ginger?

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Date Photo Taken: APRIL 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posted By: kl1349

Notes:

Plant has only flowered in the last 2yrs
wilts and seems to die off then grows back spring we live in Brisbane Australia we think it could be from the genus Zingiber. Please can anyone help identify this beauty?

COMMENTS

  1. buck Unregistered says:

    Hello,
    This is a turmeric plant (either white or yellow). I have grown them for years here in Alabama.
    Buck

    April 15th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  2. Johns Creek Registered says:

    This looks like red ginger

    April 16th, 2012 at 8:48 am
  3. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Sure does look like tumeric plant.

    Buck, do you grow it in or outside?

    http://www.ecoindia.com/flora/trees/turmeric-plant.html

    April 17th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
  4. buck Unregistered says:

    sunnysue2009,
    I grow it outside in semi-shade. It doesn’t do well in full sun. And, it likes well moisture, but well-drained. It stands up in our winters fairly well.
    Buck

    April 17th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
  5. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Thanks for the info Buck!

    April 17th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
  6. buck Unregistered says:

    Please excuse the error in my entry above. I was talking with someone when I wrote it. It should read, “It likes to be well watered, but well drained.”
    Buck

    April 18th, 2012 at 11:14 am
  7. vicki Unregistered says:

    I know it as a curcuma, or hidden ginger. It is used to make tumeric.

    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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