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Ginger in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zingiber officinale

 

Ginger

Ginger is an herbaceous perennial edible rhizome, and can be grown easily. It can even be grown from a piece of ginger root bought in a supermarket!

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plant Features
  • Ginger likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Ginger likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ginger is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Ginger likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Ginger

Latin name

Zingiber officinale

type

Rhizome

family

Zingiberaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ginger likes partial shade to deep shade

    Partial shade to deep shade

  • Frost

    Ginger is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Ginger likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ginger likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ginger is 0.40meters x 1.00meters 0.40 M 1.00 M

Zingiber officinale

Ginger is an herbaceous perennial edible rhizome, and can be grown easily. It can even be grown from a piece of ginger root bought in a supermarket!


Planting

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Ginger can be grown outdoors in frost-free areas, or can be grown in a container, indoors, in cooler climates. The preferred soil is rich, moist and free-draining, and ginger likes shade. Rhizomes can be bought in a supermarket, or from a plant nursery. Either way, the rhizome can be broken into pieces, each of which must have a growth bud - the shoots will come from these buds, and plant the pieces, either in soil, or in a pot of compost. Ginger needs light, and shelter from wind.

 

Propagating

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Propagating ginger could hardly be easier! Simply break off a piece of the rhizome that has a growth bud, and plant it!

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

In most climates it is difficult to have a flowering ginger plant.The plant needs a full year of undisturbed growth, and several months of temperatures above 70 deg. F, before it will produce flowers, and for many areas, other than tropical areas, the conditions will not be right for the plant to produce flowers.

 
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