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.

2m
Full sun to part shade

A cold hardy Alpinia which produces pearly pink flowers in Spring. Fairly open and vigorous growth habit.

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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.

30cm
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Part shade to heavy shade

A low growing ginger with striking silver striped foliage which produces pink sprays of flowers in Spring. Alpinia pumila makes a fantastic slow spreading ground cover in shady areas. Very cold tolerant.

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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A new release ginger with unusually long and thin leaves. Forms dense clumps which are compact and upright. Produces flowers at the tops of each stem throughout summer. Good hardy 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.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with tough green leaves and showy white flowers produced from red cones.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with pinky white flowers on top of green spiralling stems. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A ginger with frilly white flowers on top of red spiralling stems. Stays nice and compact. A good landscaping plant. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A fantastic ornamental ginger with lightly variegated leaves, red stems and frilly white flowers. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A great landscaping plant with stunning variegated foliage and showy white flowers produced from red cones. Deciduous in cool climates.

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1 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A great hardy landscaping ginger with red edible flowers produced from lemon yellow cones.

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.

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1m
Part shade

A small and compact ginger with red bracts and white / pink flowers.

2 to 3m
Prefers part shade

One of the best ornamental gingers. Its large size and showy flowers make it a great addition to any garden. It flowers nearly year round, both from the tops of the stems and from basal stems. Makes a great pot plant for patios and verandas.

70 to 100cm
Part shade

This is a new release and an absolute gem of a ginger. A compact growing costus with maroon stems and undersides of leaves. As with many costus, the yellow flowers are edible and make a great zesty addition to salads.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The compact growth and year-round flowering makes this a great addition to the garden. Easy to grow in-ground. Makes great pot plants.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Dense clumps of lush spiraling stems. White flowers with yellow centres on green cones.

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.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A large costus with bulging nodes giving the stems a bamboo-like appearance. Produces green cones with yellow flowers.

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50 to 80cm
Part shade / shade

A small compact costus with bright yellow flowers atop thin spiralling stems with fine hairs. A great under-story ginger for for shady spots in the garden.

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.

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0.5 to 1m
Part shade / Shade

A fantastic ginger which flowers nearly year round. Bright red bracts with orange flowers. Great in any garden or pot. The orange day flowers are edible which make a zesty addition to your garden salads.

1 to 2m
Part shade

Beautiful hardy ginger with spiraling stems which produces long red cone-like bracts with red and yellow flowers. Good pot plant and cut flower.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A hardy and cold tolerant ginger with dark green foliage and maroon cones which produce bright pink flowers (usually one at a time). Great pot plant or landscaping plant.

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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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A beautiful landscaping plant with very attractive spiralling stems and burgundy undersides of the leaves. Produces flowers both from the tops of the stems as well as from flower spikes from the ground.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A hybrid which shares properties from both varzearum and productus. Great contrasting foliage with maroon undersides. Pink bracts with green tips producing orange tubular flowers. A great landscaping plant.

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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.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A somewhat fitting name - the pinky red colour of the flower is 'smudged' into the base of the leaves. Very smooth and tough foliage. A good landscaping ginger and pot plant.

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.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy vigorous grower with lemon yellow crepe flowers.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Quite a large hedychium producing fragrant apricot coloured flowers throughout summer.

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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Stunning white flowers which resemble a moth in flight. Flowers have strong sweet scent.

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1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful hedychium with very showy apricot coloured inflorescence. Tends to flower quite prolifically during summer. Grows well in cooler climates. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

One of the most popular hedychiums. Beautiful snow white flowers produced throughout summer. Grows well in cooler climates. Needs moist rich soil.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Spectacular yellow flowers on upright stems. Cold tolerant.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Contrasting coloured foliage which is green on the top-side and a burgundy red on the underside. Brilliant orangey-red, almost fluorescent flowers. Deciduous in cool climates.

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.