Is a common but very interesting ginger with a soft, green pine cone shaped inflorescence and yellow-white flowers. The "pine cones" are like sponges and have a pleasantly scented liquid that is often used as a shampoo rinse. They grow to about 6+' tall. We have never had any grow from seed but the rhizomes grow rapidly and form large clumps.
DESCRIPTION: Gingers are great foliage plants for medium sun/partial shade locations. Typically, they start forming leaves in the late spring and start blooming in mid-summer and continue for several months. This variety forms thick stems that rise 6', and it spreads as the fleshy roots (rhizomes) grow in long, zigzag patterns. After several years it will form a large clump covering several square feet.
GROWING CONDITIONS: Like all rhizomes, the fleshy roots grow in one direction and send out vertical stems along every inch, or two, of growth. Each season several of these stems will bloom and then die back over the winter, never to appear again leaving a long rhizome. Every few years, you can dig these rhizomes and cut them up like you would a raw carrot into about 2" sections. When these sections are replanted, they will all start to grow and form new plants. The same "trick" can be used for other plants with rhizomes such as iris. These plants should be hardy to zone 8 (maybe 7) and will grow in a variety of soils. Although they could be grown in a very large container, they will do best if planted in the ground. They are very vigorous and are more tolerant of occasional dry conditions than most other plants. These freeze back but quickly return in the spring.
You will receive one large rhizome that should bloom within one year. Because these grow together into large intertwined clumps, it might be necessary that we cut it so you will just receive one portion. But I usually send more within the weight limit of delivery.
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