Friday, February 12, 2016

A New Ginger

I just discovered that I have a new ginger blooming on the farm. Some rhizomes were given to me a while ago and I was under the impression that they were shampoo ginger. But I'm happy to find that they are something altogether different. They're beautiful! 

Just one bloom, but it is really exotic. I don't know what kind of ginger it is, but I can tell you what it's not. Not Kahili. Not red. Not shampoo. Not white. Not yellow. Anyone know what this one is called? 


  1. We have some growing in our yard.
    Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia. They can grow up to 8 to 10 ft (2.4 to 3.0 m) tall and bear colorful funnel-shaped flowers. They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine.

  2. Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger. A white flower with yellow interior pink tips on the buds.

  3. The flowers are really beautiful. So this is what they call shell ginger. I'm glad I have some. I'll be moving this ginger to the secret garden area, which is moister and shadier.