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|Positive ||patp ||On May 25, 2004, patp from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Wild Ginger grows in small clumps in deep shade at the back of our property, which is low but not quite swampy. It's not vigorous enough in this area to be used as ground cover but it's lovely nonetheless. Quoting from the book "Gardening with Native Plants of the South" it says, "For some reason, probably summer heat, wild ginger seems to be neither native nor adaptable to Zone 8, which covers most of the Coastal Plain." Guess we're lucky, since we're in Zone 8a, 30 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and where summer heat is greater than it is nearer the ocean. I've seen it planted in pots that are for sale at the Charleston Aquarium. Wild Ginger remains green year round here and has a pretty mottled appearance. Transplanted clumps grow more vigorously than they do in the wild, probably because they're watered more regularly.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Druid Hills, Georgia
Overland Park, Kansas
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Kinston, North Carolina
Trinity, North Carolina
Unionville, North Carolina
India Hook, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Inglewood-finn Hill, Washington