Ginger - Zingiber - also Cautleya

Tony Avent
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 09:45:47 PDT

Outstanding...that's better than I expected.  This is such an outstanding
plant, it's ashamed that more folks don't grow it.  There are 3 variegated
cultivars 'Dancing Crane' aka 'Nakafu'(white center', 'White Feather' (white
edge), and 'Silver Arrow' (all over flecked patterns).  Z. 'Dancing Crane'
is the least vigorous of the three, but still makes a nice clump.  The other
two are insanely vigorous, even growing at the base of a grove of black
walnut trees. 

Tony Avent
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Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of aaron floden
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:40 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ginger - Zingiber - also Cautleya


 Z. mioga has taken temps down to at least -15 in the past ten years in
Kansas. It is still there and increasing with some vigor. My variegated form
is a sport of my green form and is just as hardy, but slightly less

 Jim McK, 

 Alpinia, except the one noted by Tony, need year old shoots to flower.
There may be others.


--- On Thu, 7/1/10, Jim McKenney <> wrote:

From: Jim McKenney <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ginger - Zingiber - also Cautleya
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 11:29 PM

Aaron, when you write " Strangely enough, Alpinia zerumbet has wintered for
two years as a deciduous plant, thus making it not worth growing." 

Does that mean that the sprouts have to be more than one season old to bloom
(I have not grown this plant so I don't know its habits)? 

Kaempferia rotunda survived near a wall here for years, but I don’t think it
ever bloomed. Hedychium coronarium can be grown as a garden plant here, too.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
7, where the temperature this morning was 40 degrees F lower than recent
daytime highs (we've already topped 100). 
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