Friday, March 27, 2009

Blooming Friday; Dichorisandra thyrsiflora;

Under an autumnal blue sky.... the time for Dichorisandra thyrisflora to bloom...

(click pictures for details.)
Blue Ginger, Dichorisandra thyrsiflora is not a true ginger, but it has ginger-like, arching stems and vibrant, purple/blue flowers in autumn. This exotic Brazilian perennial is the perfect plant for moist, shady spots in the garden and looks particularly good teamed with tree ferns and palms. It also makes a good pot plant.
Blue ginger grows around 2m (6') tall and 1m (3') wide. The 30cm (12") long leaves are narrow, glossy and dark green. Blue ginger is frost tender, and does best from Sydney to Perth and areas north.

This plant does very well in my subtropical Garden. It is also easy to propagate. Cut off a piece of stem and plant it in the warm time of the year.
Photos TS.

Be curious and click here you won't be dissapointed.


  1. I have heard of Blue Ginger but I've never seen whole plant shots before. It's lovely. Those purple flower spires are very showy.

  2. Blue Ginger - I like both the name and the flower! Must be an impressive sight in the garden!
    So, summer is almost over in your part of the world? I hopåe it was a good one!
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for taking part in Blooming Friday!

  3. Wow Titania I have never seen anything like it, most impressive blooms!

    Have a great weekend/ Tyra


  4. The blue ginger is stunning. Have a nice weekend.

  5. the flowers are so pretty! and to think that they grow in moist shady areas, that's just great!... it would mean flowers in the shaded part of a garden --- a lovely corner to do some reading :)...

  6. This Blue Ginger is amazing, I really love the color of it and it seems so big and impressive...
    Thanks for showing.