Ginger

rainydaywoman_z8(8)September 19, 2009

I planted a ginger rhizome 5 years ago & kept getting lots of tall plants w/no flowers, spread all over one raised bed. I was ready to pull them out this year, when they bloomed! Beautifully scented, orange, very tall. I bought them at Brent & Becky's Bulbs & don't remember the name. Can anyone help me? Now I want to move them to a sunnier bed but I don't want to harm them. Any advice? One more question: any advice about other gingers that would do well in Oregon's Zone 8? Now I'm in love with gingers.

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mcbdz(8 Louisiana)

I'm no expert but, will give what advice I know.
I live in zone 8, NW Louisiana and grow white butterfly ginger. You should be able to dig and move them as soon as the stems start to die back.Replant them at the same depth. These gingers should do fine in your area also, they smell awesome. Spread like crazy and preform best with moist rich soil.
They are really hardy and should do fine when moved around. If you are nervous though, just leave a few behind so you'll have extras until you see them growing in their new place. You can also transplant in spring .
Pattie

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 8:42AM
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brianbruning

I have one to sell or trade that is decidious. It is a white with a flush of pinky-coral in the middle blossoms that are fragrant. It will grow from rhizomes in one season and bloom in August. Now they are starting to go yellow and in a month the tops will be dry and come off with a slight tug. I know it is a Zingiber but I'm not sure of the species and will go back to the UC Botanical garden to find out. This ginger would be good for those in areas too frosty for regular ginger to grow and bloom.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 1:04PM
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rainydaywoman_z8(8)

To brianbruning: you said you have a ginger for sale or trade. The only thing I have for trade right now are ripe datura metel seed capsules (large seed capsule opens when ripe, containing hundreds of seeds--fascinating). Interested?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2009 at 9:31PM
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