GINGERS

OFTEN ASKED QUESTION IS WHAT CAN ONE PLANT IN SHADE THAT IS PRETTY AND FLOWERS. HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT GINGERS?  SO MANY VARIETIES AND SIZES WITH DIFFERENT BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND SOME WITH FRAGRANCE.  YES, THEY DO GO DORMANT IN WINTER, BUT JUST THINK OF HOW MUCH YOU WILL ENJOY THEM DURING SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL.  MIX THEM WITH YOUR HOSTAS AND YOUR FERNS AND YOU WILL HAVE A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY.  ONE CANNOT HAVE ENOUGH GINGERS IN THEIR SHADE GARDEN.  FOLLOWING ARE A FEW OF THE VARIETIES AVAILABLE.

ginger pics for dg-ginger raven bloom3 weblgEarly spring I was walking by one of the sheds at the edge of the nursery and noticed these beautiful orchid-like flowers.  I had forgotten that we planted a Raven Ginger there.  This beautiful ginger flowers first and then gets its leaves.  What a beautiful start to Spring!

gingerKaempferiaRaven@ weblgLeafed out Raven Ginger

ginger jewel of thailand2 weblgJewel of Thailand is blooming right now.

ginger pics for dg-ginger peach butterfly weblgOne of the fragrant Butterfly Gingers

ginger blue2 weblgBlue Ginger is not a true ginger,really a member of the Wandering Jew family.  The vibrant flowers in late summer, fall are a striking addition to your garden.

ginger pics for dg-ginger var spiral weblgThe Variegated Spiral Ginger has spiral stems with attractive variegated leaves and flowers which appear from terminal cone.

ginger pics for dg-shell ginger5 weblgThe Variegated Shell Ginger has gold striped leaves and yellow and red terminal flowers emerging from bracts, makes a very attractive addition to any garden.

gingerpics for dg-ginger white butterfly weblgThe butterfly-shaped white flowers on the Butterfly Ginger are fragrant.

 

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