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Zingiber cochinchinense, Chinese Ginger

Zingiber cochinchinense

Chinese Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Zingiber cochinchinense, Chinese Ginger


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Zingiber collinsii, Ginger Silver Streaks

Zingiber collinsii

Ginger Silver Streaks
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Vietnam, Cambodia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This species is distributed from southeastern Viet Nam to the south of high central Viet Nam and extends to the eastern parts of Cambodia. Though rather common in southeastern Viet Nam, this species has only recently been described. The species is listed as Vulnerable. Species Authority: Mood and Theilade. In Pham (2003) this species is misidentified as Zingiber acuminatum.

The foliage is stunning. Its really a show stopper in the yard. Grows in shady places in evergreen to semi-evergreen forest undergrowth. Usually found as single plants, but rarely forming large clumps.





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Zingiber gramineum, Grassy Ginger

Zingiber gramineum

Grassy Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds


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Zingiber malaysianum , Black Ginger, Midnight Ginger
Yellow sprouts coming from roots of Zingiber malaysianum

Zingiber malaysianum

Black Ginger, Midnight Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Midnight ginger has shiny, almost black foliage (deep purple-bronze) that appears to be lacquered. This is a stunner with bright basal yellow cone flowers in spring. The long lasting cones later turn with aging to a pretty apricot and pink. It may be deciduous in zone 9.



Zingiber malaysianum , Black Ginger, Midnight Ginger
Zingiber malaysianum , Black Ginger, Midnight Ginger
Zingiber malaysianum , Black Ginger, Midnight Ginger


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Zingiber neglectum , Jewel Pagoda

Zingiber neglectum

Jewel Pagoda
Family: Zingiberaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Zingiber neglectum works well as a tropical foliage plant or patio plant. This variety produces an excellent, long-lasting cut flower. Propagated by division, stem cuttings and seeds.




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