Post Frost Cleanup

feenix(8)February 25, 2014

Although we covered our variegated ginger this winter when it got into the 20's (and wove Christmas lights around their base). Still, the outer leaves really took a hit. What should I do to clean these guys up to maximize the non-affected plant?

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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

I'd cut them back to ground level. This ginger only blooms on second year growth and from the looks of your plants, they won't produce a bloom this year except the planting on the left might have one or two stalks that will continue to grow. The rhizomes are pretty cold hardy so I think you'll see new growth shortly if not already.


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