Winter care in the frozen North...?

rredbbeard(SE CT USA/zone 6)October 25, 2007

I was given an ornamental ginger which has grown well in a large planter outdoors, but I have no idea of how to save it for next year. Does it go dormant? Can I store it bare-rooted with my amaryllis in the basement? Pot it up and keep it growing?

Any advice will be appreciated!

Rick in CT

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Do you know what type of ornamental ginger it is? Do the leaves look like a corn stalk? Are they are dull green or shinny green? Or are the leaves pleated? Do the leaves a a fragrant when crushed? Depends on what kind it is whether you can dig and store the rhizome. Or if the have a natually dormancy. You can send a photo I may could ID it for you.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2007 at 12:17PM
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I'm new to gingers; this is my first winter. Please tell me what you did last year and if it worked.


    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 1:18PM
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