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.
Early 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!