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.
A hardy landscaping plant with tough variegated foliage. Produces hanging flowers in Spring. Great under-storey filler and pot plant.
A tropical perennial plant with thick fleshy rootlets which are widely used in cooking in Thailand and Indonesia for their aromatic spicy flavour. Can be eaten raw in salads, added to soups and curries, and made into pickles.
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.
A small compact costus with bright yellow flowers atop thin spiralling stems with fine hairs. A great under-story ginger for shady spots in the garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A highly decorative plant which is great in protected areas or pots. Flowers easily during Summer and Autumn. Though this plant looks and grows like a ginger, it does not actually belong to the ginger family.
One of the most popular hedychiums. Beautiful snow white flowers produced throughout summer. Grows well in cooler climates. Needs moist rich soil.
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.
The very unusual near-black foliage is the main feature of this ginger. Produces yellow/pink basal cones. MAY be deciduous in cooler climates.
This is the common eating ginger whereby the roots are used as a spice in cooking. This plant is deciduous. Its after the foliage dies down in late Autumn that the ginger rhizomes are harvested.
A small and compact ginger producing dark brown cones with cream coloured flowers during Summer. Usually deciduous in cooler climates.