Ginger Varieties

S & J Nursery’s Types of Ginger Plants

for Northeast Florida Landscapes

There are so many species of Ginger plants in the Zingiberacea family, somewhere
close to 1,300! Each type of gineger has its own unique growth habits, preffered sun, soil and water requirements
etc. making it so that it is just impossibe to categorize these beautifully unique plant together as one group.
Over the years I have sold ALOT of different types of ginger plants, and some have become favorites that we
continue to cary today while others the entire stock has been sold out and are seem frustratingly impossible to
find again!

Here is a simple breakdown of each of the commonly grown ginger varieties here at
S & J Nursery with just a brief description of each to get you started as well as links to each of the
selections we are currently growing at the Trout Creek Nursery site. I will do my best to keep this page updated on
what selections are currently available, but Im not perfect so give me a call and Ill check to make sure we still
have what your looking for anytime!

Alpinia Ginger Varieties   Ginger Varieties / Alpinia Formosiana Pinstripe Ginger

  • Light Shade ( morning sun and afternoon shade, or filtered light
    underneath tree canopies)
  • Ample water / moist soils
  • Root hardy to about 15 degrees
  • Mostly winter dormant foliage in Norhtheast Florida / Jacksonville and
    St. Augustine area landscapes. Can remain evergreen depending on planting location etc.
  • Will begin to bloom readily 2-3 years after being planted when roots have
    not been disturbed trim flowering canes down to ground level the following spring.

S & J Nursery’s Alpinia Ginger

Alpinia formosana

Ginger Alpinia

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vittata – Currently out of Stock


Ginger Alpinia Variegated Shell

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variegated Shell Gingers

Costus Ginger Varieties

  • Relative of gingers ( in the zingiberacea plant family)
  • Light Shade ( morning sun and afternoon shade or filtered light
    under larger trees plants can take sun exposure when roots are shaded by surrounding plantings.
  • Moist soils during growth times, dryer over winter
  • Winter dormant foliage in the Northeast Florida
    Jacksonville and St. Augustine area landscape.

 Costus woodsonii ‘French

( Red Button Ginger) 24-36 inch HxW

Types of Ginger For Norhteast Florida / Curcuma Ginger VarietiesCurcuma / Hidden Ginger Varieties

  • Big bold foliage and colorful blooms during the summer
  • Light shade or morning sun
  • consistant water during the growing season, or irrigated landcape areas.
    Dry soils when dormant in the winter months.
  • Winter dormant folliage reemerges from the underground rhizomes in late
    spring and early summer.
  • Flowers make great long lasting floral arrangements

Curcuma Raspberry


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Curcuma Variegated Hidden

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White Hidden GInger

Globba / Dancing Girl Gingers

  • Smaller ginger selection only reaching heights of 1-3 ft fully
  • partial shade planting locations, (morning sun and afternoon shade or
    filtered light underneath larger canopy trees.
  • Winter dormant foliage
  • Regular water during the growing season and light water in dormant winter

 Currently out of Stock on all
selecitons of Dancing Ginger

Hedychium / Butterfly Ginger Varieties

  • Tall growing Ginger selections
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Consistently moist soils
  • Can range depending on Selection inheight from 2-9 ft
  • Extremely fragrant flowers have a soft honeysuckle like

 Ginger Hedychiym coccineum ‘Disney’

Ginger Hedychiym
coccineum ‘Pink V’

White Butterfly Ginger Hedychium

Ginger Hedychium varities Butterfly Ginger White S & J Nursery

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Butterfly Ginger hedychium coronarium

Kaempferia / Peacock Ginger Varieties Ginger Varieties for Northeast Florida / Kaempferia Gingers

  •  Full Shade in Northeast Flroida or bright indirect light
  • Moist soils during the growing season
  • Decorative foliage stays low to the ground and are often brightly
  • Winter dormant

Peacock Ginger keampferia ‘Silver Spot’

 Peacock Ginger S & J Nurseyr

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Peacock ginger silver spot

Peacock Ginger keampferia Bronze Leaf

 Bronze Peacock Ginger

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Ginger Bronze leaf Kaempferia

Zingiber Ginger Varieties

  • Partial shade ( morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered
    light under taller canopy shade trees)
  • Regular water, irrigated landscape, moist soils during growing season,
    dry during winter dormant months

Edible Ginger Zingiber Officinale

Ginger Edible Zingiber Officinale

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