GINGERS - Give a tropical feel
Shown above is Ginger Lily Josie - the biggest here and the first every year to flower -Its wonderful to see all the gingers come into bloom when the temperatures rise and some have the most incredible perfume. Many though don't grow too well in Southern areas so trial them by all means but don't expect a good result with the Stenophyllts and the shampoo gingers.
They are a plant that likes good composty soil and mulching regularly. Give them some organic matter and fertiliser so they can work their magic. Cut back in Winter any old dead foliage at the base.
Some gingers are deciduous (shampoo and variegated varieties usually - Costus are not - and will die away to nothing in the cold months only to break through again in the Spring just when you thought they were gone forever ! TIP: Its a good idea to mark where they are planted so you don't disturb that ground - do it now while they are still obvious.
The hardest varieties are the Alpinias which don't suffer too much from harsher climates.
POSTAGE OF GINGERS - SOME WILL BE SENT BAREROOTED OR CUT DOWN DUE TO SOFT NATURE OF FOLIAGE.
Lusciania - large fragrantTropical Gingers
A variety of Gingers are available - best planting time is Summer for these although the Alpinias call year round in warmer places. Please order by phone or email . If buying on-line please make order in "Comments" section and we will add to your order and advise charges by return email.
140mm pots $8.80
200mm pots $16.50
250mm pots $22.00
Buy 4 and get one free.
Note: availability varies seasonally and so does pot size please ask ahead and we can put a nice pack 0f 7 together or barerooted gingers for $55-00. plus postage.
Red Tower Costas/ Green Costas/Yellow Costas/Costas Dubius/Fragrant White/Waxy Red Beehive/Shampoo Ginger/Bamboo ginger / Pink Indian Head/Orange Pineapple/Orange Butterfly/Purple Ginger/Cardamon, Native, Alpinia Zerumbet Varigated shell costas, red hot poker. Plant in a well mulched moist soil, next to or under bamboos.
Red shampoo gingerGingers
Great non-ginger likes sun. .. looks great with bamboo. Hardy.
Chocolatr BeehiveShampoo Gingers
Squeeze and the liquid smells like shampoo. Super flowers - Delicate desiduous variety.
Strawberry honeycomb gingerHoneycomb Ginger
Come in Champagne & Strawberry - unfortunately out of stock
Great pot plant.. Costas barbatus. Red Tower
A brilliant sun loving ginger grows over one and a half metres tall.
Costus Dubius basal flowerShowy Costas/ Dubius
A prolific basal flowering ginger. Small and compact. Flower heads start off green and open up with white / yellow blooms.
Shown sideways Orange Pineapple
Quite unusual large upright ginger, growing in a cornrow type habit. Flowers with stunning cobs or orange flowers.
Purple underside and berries make this a popular Ginger. Nice landscaping plant for tropical gardens.
Yellow butterfly flowers AutumnYellow Butterfly
This is a 2 metre ginger and flowers in Summer. Also available in White, which is fragrant and smaller in size.
Tropical colour Costus Productus
A nice addition to your ginger garden, dark green leaf with purple underside make it a little different. Flowers orange abundantly.