Frozen gingers

yummykazJanuary 17, 2010

I live near Houston and we had horrible freezes in Dec.All of my gingers are dead ( on top). I have an esp big Alpinia/shells. I also have a bunch of the spirals ( costus barbados) and some hyd and butterfly. Should I just cut them all back to the ground?

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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

We had the same low temps here in Lake Charles, LA. All of your gingers can be cut back. There are different thoughts about when though. I usually cut mine back in late Feb. but you could do it anytime now since everything froze.


    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 4:19PM
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I agree with Steve about the anytime after they freeze Sunny florida had 12 nights of below 32 And I mean what a blast. All my gingers tops are also frozen I find it easier to cut them soon after freezing So I can had some extra mulch before Our next cold spell comes. Some of those rhizomes are so close to the surface or even above ground. They all seem fine though.
James Maloy

    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 10:13PM
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I leave the dead on to insulate the roots don't touch until spring comes this year its dragging its feet

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 8:37AM
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