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Gingers: suggestions on ginger to grow in utah??

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tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8833074

hope to glean from many of you growing gingers.. i have very sunny area..good soil
and looking to add gingers to my gardens.. i will have to dig them in fall and store for overwinter
since im in provo utah .. january temps get to 10F ..im looking for taller plants..also plants with leaf
colour too..
thanks so much in advance !!!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #8975192

Your best bet would be Hedychiums, Curcuma and Costus. The Alpinia's bloom on old growth so unless you can bring it into the house and keep it going through winter it's probably not a good choice .. but some do have pretty leaves.
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #8975840

thanks xeramtheum.. i did buy 2 clumps of zingiber collinsii 'silver streaks'
i was thinking of growing like i do my canna musafolia.. plant in june..they go gangbusters
for me..then i dig them in late oct.. store in cool part of basement..
would u recommed same with gingers too..??
i'll have to check out some hedychiums,curcuma,and costus..
thanks again..
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #8975898

That sounds about right.
Vinesnmore
Bronson, FL

May 7, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9114272

Are you planning on digging the bulbs in the winter or trying to find something that will overwinter in the ground
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9167110

i will have to dig them..yes.. same as i do with cannas...im sure winter temps would
kill them if i left in the ground..
my 'silver streaks' is sure slow going.. sigh..
they have sprouted.. but just slow..
?? im thinking its needing more warmth..???
our nites are coolish still.. mid 50 F..
i dont want to give up on growing gingers.. i just havent had very
good luck with them.. so far.. :)
Vinesnmore
Bronson, FL

June 16, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9168087

Well the silver streaks is a zingiber. Have you tried Hedychiums, Globba or Curcuma? Those bloom faster and grow faster at least for me.
tropicalnut777
Provo, UT
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9168797

thanks.. i may give others a try..
i was intrigued by the foliage of silver streaks.. but..wow.. can you say...
s l o w g r o w e r
lol
Vinesnmore
Bronson, FL

June 17, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9169300

LOL well try a Dr. Moy Hedychium and all the kaempherias have awesome foilage as well!
TejasTropicals
Cleveland, TX

July 7, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9196971

Your challenge in growing gingers will be the lack of heat during the growing season and the lack of humidity. Cool nights will slow growth. You may want to keep them in containers while you experiment with them. That way you can just store the pot dry during the dormant season rather than storing rhizomes for as long as you will have to. Just keep them in the basement without watering.

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