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Winter care in the frozen North...?

Posted by rredbbeard SE CT USA/zone 6 ( on
Thu, Oct 25, 07 at 23:32

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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RE: Winter care in the frozen North...?

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.

RE: Winter care in the frozen North...?

I'm new to gingers; this is my first winter. Please tell me what you did last year and if it worked.


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