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Lemon Ginger, Yellow Spiral Ginger
Monocostus uniflorus

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Monocostus (mon-oh-KOS-tus) (Info)
Species: uniflorus (yoo-nee-FLOR-us) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida

Lutz, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Miami, Florida

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 22, 2012, amygirl from Miami, FL wrote:

It is easily propagated by cuttings. Other gingers, such as Costus, can also be propagated by cuttings. Super easy and fast!