Ginger - Zingiber - also Cautleya

Tony Avent
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:18:08 PDT

What temps did your Zingiber mioga survive in KS?  Did you try the
variegated forms?  I have always felt these were much hardier than our Zone
7 listing.  

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three
times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of aaron floden
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 11:13 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ginger - Zingiber - also Cautleya

 Cautleya died here (Knoxville, TN) in my Z 7 the first winter. Several
Roscoea are doing well, but they must want richer and moister soil.
Hedychium Dr. Moy, greenei, spicatum, coronarium, and another hybrid have
done well here and multiplied. H. gardnerianum is hardy, but not worth
growing here.
 Zingiber mioga (the same clone JW has) liked Kansas far better than here.
My patch in Kansas has been there for ten years and is a meter or two wide
by a meter. This clone is ex DJHC from Japan. 

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


--- On Thu, 7/1/10, James Waddick <> wrote:

    Never tried Cautleya, but would appreciate experience from other
growers. Googling suggests Zone 7 and warmer.



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