Ginger dead-heading??

Huntersville, NC

I have Hedychium coccineum, Orange Bottlebrush and Hedychium coronarium White Garland Lily Ginger) happily growing and blooming.

Three questions:

1) How or should I remove the faded blooms??
If I cut them off - how far down. the orange one is in the seven to eight foot range.
(Nope it never got that tall before but this year some Super Thrive got ton some and well - now I have 7' - 8 ' Gingers)

2) Is the White Garland Lily Ginger root edible?

and lastly,

3) Can the grocery store variety of ginger root grow and bloom also?

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Yes, you can grow edible ginger from roots available at the grocery this is what the flower looks like.

The deadheading question

H coronarium edibility

Gainesville, FL

Unless you want to save the seeds, there is no reason to deadhead. The stalk that bloomed will only bloom the one time, and now that its done, it will get ratty looking and die back, so unless you want to see if you get seeds, you may as well go on and cut it down at the ground and compost it

Huntersville, NC


I had waited several days for these answers and afterwards thought the questions were too silly or dumb. But I did want to know.

Thank you both for helping!

themoonhowl - just great links! guess I dabble in so many different plants that I know just a smidgen about some and noting much about any . . . UGGGH.
Thank Goodness - DG has YOU!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

I'm a Jean of all trades and master of practically none, myself....grin. Or , I know just enough to get in trouble. LOL

You are so welcome. glad they were of use to you.

Gainesville, FL

Are you also a loup-garou?

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Mais oui, Cher....raised just a spit from the swamps of south La...aaaayoooo! and Warren Zevon is an idol....grin

Gainesville, FL


Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Greetings, gothqueen....I'm an aroid/ginger fan also.

Big Sandy, TX(Zone 8a)

W W of L

Gainesville, FL

welcome to the strange

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Thanks Gothqueen, but I have been strange so long I am a gatekeeper...grin

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