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Gingers of Yunnan

Alpinia conchigera

Alpinia sp. (unidentified species)

Alpinia platychilus

Amomum maximum

Amomum tsao-ko

Costus lacerus

Costus tonkinensis



Globba winitii

Hedychium coccineum

Hedychium coronarium

Hedychium flavescens

Hedychium forrestii

Hedychium villosum

Hedychium sp.

Kaempferia rotunda

Zingiber fragile

Zingiber zerumbet

Zingiber xishuangbannaese




Alpinia platychilus
King's scepter

This is by far the most spectacular ginger of our area. The plant grows up to 4 meter tall and its magnificent inflorescence opens in May. In its natural habitat it lives in high altitude forests above 1000 m in canopy gaps and grassy areas. It can tolerate mild frost.
Large bumble bees are required to pollinate its spacious flowers.

Even our bumble bees are too small for pollination

size of a single flower

The King's scepter in our garden

We had to remove the screen from our shade house as the ginger was growing more than 4 meter tall.
The plants are producing a few seeds this year.

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Gingers prefer the shaded and moist environment of valleys. If you have a dark corner in your garden or a group of trees that make lots of shade this will be ideal places.

In-door locations where no direct sun light can burn the leaves are good places.

Gingers make seeds that germinate well in warm and moist soil. Check if we have seeds or rhizomes available.

If you wish to import plants for sale on wholesale conditions, please send us an e-mail.

If you need rhizomes at larger quantities, please write to us.


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