Gingers



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1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

An unusual and incredibly attractive ginger. Grows in shallow water, whether it be dams, ponds or water bowls. Can also be grown in any moist or waterlogged soil. Makes an attractive feature plant with upright tidy foliage with light pink flowers.

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1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A very hardy native Australian ginger. White shell-like flowers which finally produces clusters of blue berries. Roots and berries were traditionally eaten by Aboriginal people.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A native Australian ginger from the Atherton Tablelands. Similar to Alpinia Caerulea but with burgundy undersides of leaves. A very hardy ginger.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful ginger with white striped foliage and upright shell flowers. A good hardy landscaping plant.

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2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A stunning Alpinia with large upright shell-like flowers. Very tight clumping, with tidy upright growth habit. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy cold tolerant ginger which produces large pendulous cream-coloured flowers. A great landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Prefers part shade, but can tolerate full sun if kept moist.

A hardy tight clumping ginger, great as a landscaping plant. Produces hanging flowers in Spring and Summer. Also makes a great pot plant on verandas and patios.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A hardy landscaping plant with tough variegated foliage. Produces hanging flowers in Spring. Great under-storey filler and pot plant.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful hardy and cold tolerant ginger with variegated foliage with snowy white flowers. Has a tendency to revert to solid green leaves - prune away any stems with green leaves to maintain variegations. Good pot plant.

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2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A highly decorative and unusual Costus with hairy spiraling stems with dark coloured leaves and purple undersides. Flowers rarely but is well worth it just for the foliage.

0.5 to 1m
Medium to heavy shade

A beautiful colour-contrasting understorey plant. Waxy leaves with dark green tops and deep burgundy undersides. White and pink flowers cradled within the dark coloured foliage.

0.5 to 1m
Part shade / shade

A relatively small ginger with wonderful velvety leaves and red and yellow flowers. A great under-storey ground cover and filler. Deciduous in cool climates.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The real feature of this one is the spectacular 'banded' stems and long curly leaves. Bright red basal inflorescence. It's quite rare that it flowers in cooler climates, but definitely still worth it for the foliage.

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Up to 2m
Grows best in part shade

The very hairy spiralling stems makes this ginger very easy to recognise. A medium sized ginger, growing up to 2m in height, with light yellow coloured flowers at the tops of the stems.

0.5 to 1m
Full sun to part shade

The rhizomes of this native Australian ginger can be used as a spice in cooking in much the same way as its Asian relative (Turmeric - Cur. Domestica). This ginger also makes a great ornamental plant with its mauve bracts and yellow flowers. Deciduous.

60 to 80cm
Full sun to part shade

A deciduous ginger which grows to about 60 or 70cm in height. Roots can be harvested in Autumn or Winter and eaten - usually dried and ground (Ground Turmeric). Great for cut flowers.

Etlingera hemisphaerica 'Helani Tulip'
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2 to 3m
Part shade

Basal flowering ginger which produces tulip-like flowers.

0.5 to 1m
Part shade

This is one of the smallest of the beehive gingers. Lemon yellow cones on basal stems.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

A good hardy landscaping ginger with quite unusual bright red bracts which grow almost horizontally out from the base of the clump.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Green leaves with white variegations. Reddish cones on basal stems with white flowers. Deciduous during winter.