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Varieties

Posted by
ormond-janni Zone 9
(gw:ormond-janni) on
Mon, Sep 18, 06 at 19:33

Hi,
I just discovered this forum. I have lots of shell ginger but didn't have much of an interest in ginger until now. I just discovered there is more than one variety. I picked up this really pretty plant at Lowe's. It looked like it was topped with a pink tulip. Lo and behold it is a ginger. Now I'm really curious about the different varieties. I'm sure this must be answered somewhere on this forum, but don't know how to find it. Can anyone help me?
Thanx,
Janni


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RE: Varieties

There are over 1000 species of ginger. Shell ginger is Alpinia Zerumbut. "Google" Curcuma, Kaempferia, Globba, Zingiber, Etlingera, Hedychium. You will find a world of wonderful blooming plants almost all of which are hardy in Zone 9. I have over 60 different gingers growing in my yard including "shell ginger". There are a lot better choices than that one. If you like fragrance, look into the Hedychiums (butterfly gingers). Also "google" Costus. It used to be considered a ginger but is now separate.

Steve


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RE: Varieties

Better yet, check out this site:

Here is a link that might be useful: Le Jardin Ombrage Ginger Pages


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  • Posted by
    ormond-janni Zone 9
    (gw:ormond-janni) on
    Fri, Sep 22, 06 at 17:27

Hey, all I can say is WOW! Thank you so much. I'm in love. Now all I need is more land!


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