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Globba obscura /Lady Ginger

Globba obscura  / Globba obscura
A late summer blooming ginger
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A late summer blooming ginger

A typical dangling flower spike below the foliage

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Scientific Name: Globba obscura
Common Name: Lady Ginger
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This ginger will go dormant in the winter and is one of the last to come up in the spring. Its flowers are beautiful and frilly. They are called 'Dancing Ladies' because of this. There have been reports that this ginger is an aggressive grower and can become a pest in the garden. Can become invasive.