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

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?

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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.


RE: Varieties

Better yet, check out this site:

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

RE: Varieties

  • 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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