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Ginger plants range from your plants used for cooking such as galangal to your massive torch and beehive gingers which are grown mainly for their spectacular flowers. Most gingers have distinct foliage pattern where the leaves run all the way along the stems coming off at angles from each side of the stem.

Within the ginger family there are both Basal flowering plants where the flower grows out of the ground separate from the foliage stems (these include the torch gingers, beehives and some costus) and apical flowering plants where the flower appear at the end of the stem for example alpinias and some costus. They are great for landscaping and mix well with heliconias to create a different layers and plant structure within a landscape while maintaining that lush tropical feel.

Gingers enjoy tropical to sub tropical climates - growing very well all the way from Far North Queensland to the hinterlands around the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Brisbane. They will grow further South however flowering seasons tend to be shorter and you need to ensure the plants are well mulched during the cooler months to avoid frost affecting their root systems.

 

 

Torch Gingers (Etlibera elatior)

Torch Gingers (Etlibera elatior)

The torch gingers are a group of gingers that are known for their tall lush dark green foliage and spectacular basal flowers. The foliage ranges from around 3 metres in height in full sun to 5 metres in more shaded areas. Fantastic as a screening plant and/or for creating a shaded walkway, the flowers come out of the ground and are generally around...

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Beehive Gingers (Zingiber Spectabile)

Beehive Gingers (Zingiber Spectabile)

Beehive gingers are similar to the torch gingers with basal flowers and lush foliage however the plants tend to be smaller in size (foliage around 2 metres) and flowers coming out the ground on 50 to 80 centimetre stems. Their flower as the name suggests resemble a honey comb with both elongated and round flowers The foliage ranges from around 2 me...

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Alpinias

Alpinias

Alpinias are apical flowers where the usually vibrant flowers are located at the end of a stem which has lush green folage. Shell gingers are part of this family. What is often thought of as the flower is actually a bract that has smaller flowers coming out of it. Alpinias flower well throughout the year and grow well in full sun to part shade. Typ...

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Costus

Costus

Costus gingers consist of both Basal (bottom) flowering and Apical (end of stem) flowering plants. The green beehive and borneo red cone are types of costus that tend to be classed with their zingiber cousins. Crepe gingers are part of the costus family - the varigated crepe is magnificent with its green and white velvety varigated leaves, red stem...

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