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Globba marantina

Dancing Girl Ginger
Size: ex 1.5L pots - Large

Availability: In stock

£14.99

Quick Overview

  • Exquisite small half-hardy Ginger
  • Tall inflorescences of yellow and caramel-coloured flowers
  • Lush exotic lanceolate foliage
  • Rich well-drained soil
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Description

Globba marantina, one of the Dancing Girl Gingers, is a small to medium-sized ginger, usually no more than 1.3m tall with attractive tapering lanceolate foliage and exquisite terminal inflorescences of yellow and caramel-coloured flowers with an elongated, slender and extremely incurved filament and an even more slender, almost transparent style. The entire flower, like most in this genus is visually arresting and elegant. Small bulbils are formed after flowering in the lower parts of the inflorescence; indeed this species is sometimes listed by one of its outdated synonyms, Globba bulbifera - or worse - erroneously referred to as the completely different, Globba schumburgkii.

Globba marantina has a wide geographical range from the Himalayas through Southeast Asia to Queensland in Australia.

It requires a warm, sheltered aspect in filtered shade and should be mulched heavily in the winter. Alternatively it can be lifted and the rhizomes potted up indoors for the winter. The foliage dies down by mid-November or before.

Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Ceratanthera amomoides, Colebrookia bulbifera, Globba barthei, Globba barthei var. pauciflora, Globba bracteosa, Globba bulbifera, Globba ectobolos, Globba heterobractea, Globba marantinoides, Globba strobilifera, Globba timorensis, Globba zollingeri, Lampujang majus
Geographical Origin India, Nepal, SE Asia, Australia
Cultivation A deep-rich but well-drained soil is ideal. Prefers warm semi-shade. Water and feed liberally during the growing season. Keep on the dry side in winter
Eventual Height 1.3m
Eventual Spread 60cm
Hardiness Half-hardy or tender in most parts of the UK. Mulch heavily in the south, the southwest or in the London micro-climate. Otherwise, lift rhizomes for winter or if in pots, bring inside to a frost-free environment. Keep dry-ish during winter dormancy

Globba marantina

Dancing Girl Ginger
Size: ex 1.5L pots - Large

Availability: In stock

£14.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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