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    09 / 19 / 2012

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This segmented lily looking plant came in a shared clump of plants. It has never bloomed in 3 years, probably because it is in shade, but I don’t want to waste good garden space to transplant it if it is not worth keeping. Do you know what it is? Thanks!


  • KayGrow Leaf Lover says:

    It has opened its first white bloom. Using the information you provided, I have determined that it is Costus speciosus (crepe ginger). Thank you for helping me.

    August 4th, 2015 at 4:38pm

  • KayGrow Leaf Lover says:

    Thank you both for you replies! After looking at the websites you provided, I believe it might be one of the spiral gingers. I will give it better care and see what blooms. And yes, I have been fighting the ivy for years, creeping from next door. Some men’s treasures are another man’s trash! We should all be considerate of how our gardens will affect our neighbors. Thanks.

    July 16th, 2015 at 7:28am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    This might be a species of Costus genus. With out its flowers, I am not able to narrow down its ID. Some of species include Crepe ginger (Cheilocostus speciosus), spiked spiralflag ginger (Costus spicatus), Spiral ginger (Costus barbatus) etc.

    July 10th, 2015 at 2:00pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Looks like a wood lily. Sadly, I don’t see them bloom as much as I’d like in my gardens either… Wait for the leaves to turn yellow, before attempting to transplant. After you get that invasive English ivy pulled out… There should be room for native beauties…. Hate that stuff!

    July 8th, 2015 at 8:15am

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