Lightly fragrant golden orange to yellow flowers are produced in large spike-like inflorescences throughout the summer on this vigorous Hawaiian hybrid. The 4-5' high stems are adorned with large medium green tropical foliage. The flowers of Anne Bishop Ginger attract hummingbirds and other pollinators and also make beautiful cut flowers. Multiplies readily but not invasively. Provide a moist rich soil for the best results.
Most Gingers need 2-4 hours of cool direct sunlight (i.e. early morning sunlight or filtered shade throughout the day). They are fairly drought resistant once well-established but often have the best foliage and flower best under average moist to moist conditions. A proper helps when growing gingers in dryer locations.
For an excellent article on adding gingers and other tropicals to your Louisiana garden (or other south central or southeastern garden) see "Louisiana Gardeners Enjoy a Taste of the Tropics" by Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist. From Norman Winter, MSU Cares Horticulturist (at time of writing), see "Spice Up Landscape with Showy Gingers".
Grows To: 4-5'H
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: AM sun, Filtered shade, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
Soil & Moisture: Moist, wet, to average moist, moderately fertile soils. Suitable for bog gardens and at water's edge. Somewhat resistant to drought once well-established if mulched.
Salt Tolerance: Slight to Moderate
Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Hawaii, circa 1996
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml