Gingers…Still Pleasing

Butterfly ginger (Hedychium) caught in the early morning sunlight.

Pink Dancing Lady (Globba)

Shampoo ginger (Zingiber zerumbet) before it ripens.

Shampoo ginger is now nice and red.

Curcuma ginger with tiny flowers of a different color emerging from the cone.

Emerald Choco ginger (curcuma)

Spiral Crepe ginger (Costus). The plant grows a red stem in a spiral twist.  When the white flowers are finished, a red cone stays behind.

Curcuma garnet, a hot combination.


Gingers are such an interesting group of plants.  Their leaves are beautiful and the flowers are multifaceted.  Some bloom in the spring and others bloom in the autumn.  The ones pictured on this post are currently blooming.  Several are blooming for a second time since fall has arrived.  Highly scented ones, like the butterfly gingers, can have their flowers brought inside for potpourri.

4 Comments on “Gingers…Still Pleasing”

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Such beautiful flowers! Great shots too.

  2. Sheryl says:

    Beautiful–I had no idea that there were so many types of ginger. Do ginger plants grow in the north? I don’t keep up on all the different plant varieties, but the flowers in the photo don’t look very familiar to me.

    • They are definitely a warm climate plant. They would grow in a green house or possibly bringing them in for the winter. I can keep them in the ground here. They go down for the winter and return in late spring. There are catalogs and websites that sell them and may have more information for growing in cold climates.

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