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Ornamental Gingers

Gingers are a diverse and beautiful group of plants frequently used in Florida landscapes. Perennials that reproduce through underground stems, ornamental gingers do best in rich, moist soil.

They're typically low-maintenance plants with attractive foliage and long-lasting, colorful blooms that make great cut flowers. Gingers do well in sun or shade.

There's a ginger to fit any part of your landscape. Peacock gingers are often used as a groundcover. Hidden gingers can vary in size from small to quite large. And butterfly gingers are often tall, filling the air with their intoxicating scent.

In North and Central Florida, many gingers will go dormant in the winter, but will return with the warm weather.

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