Monday, August 08, 2011

blue ginger

blueginger (1) It isn't something you can eat but it is called Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra Thyrsiflora).

blueginger I'm not sure if the flowers have a fragrance but the stalk looks almost like bamboo.

There are taller versions of this in my parent's yard but their original plant was brought over from my father's parent's yard on the Big Island many many moons ago.

Glad to see it is still around.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

The color of the blue ginger is so vibrant and beautiful! Lovely pics and a nice family story behind it, too.

K and S said...

thanks Sandy!

thanks Anon!

Take care you two.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Beautiful blue colour. I wonder if they have a nice fragrance to go along with the beautiful colour?

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

I wonder if the flowers have ever been used in lei-making? Beautiful!

Elle Audrey Marie said...

Beautiful shallow DOF, hope you are enjoying your vay-cay, I headed back out myself, it's too bloody hot here.

KirkK said...

Lovely photos Kat!

jalna said...

That's ginger? OMG it's so pretty. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open for um.

K and S said...

not sure J-A!

I've never seen it done Rowena.

have a good one Elle!

Thanks Kirk!

hope you get to check it out somewhere Jalna :)

Take care everyone!
Kat