Dichorisandra thyrsiflora /Blue Ginger

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora  / Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Flower and spiral shaped leaf stalk
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Flower and spiral shaped leaf stalk

A spike of blue flowers in late summer into the fall

Close-up of cobalt blue flowers

Blue flowers and cornstalk-like foliage


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Scientific Name: Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Common Name: Blue Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This relative of the wandering Jew family has blue flowers most of the year. It generally survives the winter in the lower half of zone 8. Subject to mealy bugs, crown rot and southern blight.