The Ginger Jungle

I almost missed seeing the Shampoo Ginger bloom as the flowers were hidden in all the foliage. I had to sit on a stool to get the photo as I couldn’t see the flowers from above. It was a good year for the Zingiber zerumber and there was even more flowers hidden in the back. Gingers do well at the north end of my wooded area and are very happy with the gumbo soil.


10 Comments on “The Ginger Jungle”

  1. shoreacres says:

    At first, I didn’t believe that name. But, sure enough: that’s it. I read that it’s sometimes called pinecone ginger, for obvious reasons. Have you ever tried it as a shampoo or conditioner? I read that it’s an ingredient in some commercial shampoos.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Do you cut any to bring inside? I’ve heard they are long-lasting.

  3. Tina says:

    That’s a pretty plant, so lush and full.

  4. My goodness but there are a lot of images in your words. I have you shampooing your hair with the plant, using it in a gumbo, and perfuming the air.

  5. Deb says:

    The blooms look like little red pine cones, cute!


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