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Who grows gingers?

This is a discussion on Who grows gingers? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I really interested to hear if anyone in the North grows these and actually gets ...

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    Default Who grows gingers?

    I really interested to hear if anyone in the North grows these and actually gets them to flower. You South-type people can comment too.

    Got my first one Hedychium coronarium last year. It grew, but never bloomed. We had a really cold summer so that might be part of the problem. I've added a few others this year:

    H. coronarium 'Luna Moth'
    H. gardnerianum
    Zingiber zerumbet

    How should I be treating these?

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    *gulp*

    ...um...I just planted a wild ginger division from a friend, but I don't know what its fancy party name is. It's moping about a bit, even though I'm watering it daily, but it is newly planted and we've finally had some hot weather in the last few days.

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    Maybe an Asarum canadensis? If so, it will survive.

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    Sure. That must be it. It has pretty green leaves that are sort of round. Must be it.

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    Probably. Did you see the flowers on yours? Right next to the ground?


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    I guess I do , I am a mess lolol thanks to your post I looked up the plant I have had for years it is a Kaempferia I found a picture of it on the web , mine is not in bloom yet , I did have one of the tall gingers a butterfly ginger I think it also went dormant in the winter , the tubers were huge like a sweet potatoe on steroids . Gin
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    Beautiful!!

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