Gingers | Spiral

Gingers are stunning clumping plants that are fast growing and give a fabulous lush look to the garden. With exotic broad leaf foliage and magnificent flowers they join the list of must have plants for the tropical garden.

Spiral gingers belong to the Costus family.  Their foliage spirals around bamboo-like stalks.  Flowers typically form cone-like bracts with tubular flowers.  They love a rich well-draining soil kept on the moist side.  Each stem only flowers once, so prune to the ground when flowering has finished.

The following Spiral Gingers are available at Palmland:

Red Tower Ginger (Costus barbatus) – grows to 2m, hardy, evergreen, tolerates light frost, produces long-lasting flowers (red cone-shaped bracts with yellow tubular flowers), prefers a semi-shaded position however, can grow in full-sun if watered regularly, flower petals are edible.

Little Tower (Costus barbatus x productus) – grows to 1.5m, evergreen, tolerates light frost, produces long-lasting flowers (red cone-shaped bracts with yellow tubular flowers), prefers a semi-shaded position however, can grow in full-sun if watered regularly, flower petals are edible.

Dwarf Orange Spiral Ginger (Costus productus) – grows to 1m, evergreen in frost free areas, produces long-lasting flowers (orange cone-shaped bracts with lighter orange tubular flowers), prefers a semi-shaded position, flower petals are edible.