Ginger - Zingiber

Steve Marak
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:24:29 PDT
I have nothing to add on the edibility question but will comment that 
Zingiber mioga is so far the only Zingiber (or Hedychium, or Curcuma, or 
Globba, or ....) that has survived outdoors for me in NW Arkansas (USA) 
for more than one winter. I think I've killed about every one of the 
hardier hedychiums outdoors, though several do well in the unheated part 
of the greenhouse. 

Z. mioga seems quite hardy, and flowers every year, though as the flowers 
are at ground level I often miss them.

I planted it in moderate shade, and it promptly moved itself out into 
fairly high light, where it seems very happy.

Is anyone aware of other gingers that might be candidates here?


On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, James Waddick wrote:

> 	I think that Zingiber mioga is considered among the hardiest member of
> the Zingiber genus. After a couple false start,s I have a patch growing well
> and healthy although yet to bloom.  According to some google sites the flower
> buds are shredded and used in Miso soup.

-- Steve Marak

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