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 ginger has its own unique growth habits, preferred sun, soil and water requirements etc. making it so that it is just impossible 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 carry today while others the entire stock has been sold out and are seem frustratingly impossible to
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 they can come and go quickly when in bloom or when used in a large scale landscape project so give me a call and Ill check to make sure we still have what your looking for anytime!
Alpinia Ginger Varieties
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 vittata – Currently out of Stock
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 Red Button Ginger
H= 4-6′ x W= 4′
Costus woodsonii Dwarf ‘French Kiss’
( Red Button Ginger) 24-36 inch H x W
Curcuma / Hidden Ginger Varieties
Big bold foliage and colorful blooms during the summer
Light shade or morning sun
consistent water during the growing season, or irrigated landscape areas.
Dry soils when dormant in the winter months.
Winter dormant foliage reemerges from the underground rhizomes in late spring and early summer.
Flowers make great long lasting floral arrangements
OUT OF STOCK
Curcuma Giant Pink
Curcuma Longa Edible Turmeric
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 months.
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
Kaempferia / Peacock Ginger Varieties
Full Shade in Northeast Florida or bright indirect light
Moist soils during the growing season
Decorative foliage stays low to the ground and are often brightly
OUT OF STOCK
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