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Old 05-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shell ginger

My aunt has a lot of huge ginger plants, she calls them "ginger lillies" but I looked up the blooms and they were listed as "shell ginger".

She told me I could have some, but when can I dig some up safely? Since it's Florida, do I need to wait until they die back some? Go ahead and dig them now?

The blooms are CRAZY gorgeous. Like orchid blooms but a huge cluster of them instead of a single bloom so it's just so impressive. Hers are growing in a heavily shaded area, within about a hundred yards of the Intercoastal Waterway(saltwater). She also said they seemed mostly unaffected by the freezes.
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