Fall Blooming GingersPosted: October 30, 2013
Some Gingers prefer to bloom in the fall. Planting spring, summer and fall blooming gingers will provide a long season. Gingers are a great addition to the Automatic Garden as they are easy to care for and reproduce every year.
Costus pictus, a spiral ginger blooms one flower at a time. That means it will be blooming for awhile, but having more than just one would make a better display.
This Hedychium Hybrid, Anne Bishop, was a surprise late bloomer.
New to the Automatic Garden is the very cute Globba Globulifer, Purple Globe, that was plucked up at a plant exchange. It has already bloomed three times and is making bulbils for next year.
This is a Globba Schomburgkii or Yellow Dancing Lady at the end of its season. It forms bulbils where the flowers were, but the interesting part is the bulbils that form inside the stem.