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Gingers belong to the Zingiberaceae family and are herbaceous plants which all have a rhizome. There are over 1300 species of Gingers. Some are several metres tall, and others are small. Some have ornate foliage and sweet fragrances. Gingers are wonderful garden plants for any garden. Many thrive in warm tropical climates, but there are some Gingers that will grow in southern states. Some are deciduous throughout the winter which brings a special surprise when you see them grow again in spring. Even the deciduous plants can be grown in the Southern states as they die back in the winter which actually protects the plants from frosts. But they must be kept reasonably dry while in dormancy as the rhizome may rot. This also applies to any climate. Flower colours ranges from Lavender blue, Bright red, burgundy red, white, pink, yellow. Gingers can bring colour and any garden to life with there beautiful flowers and foliage. Some gingers are also edible and also used for medicinal purposes.
Here is a list of Ginger species that we grow in our nursery.