Culinary Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Culinary Ginger

  • Perfect, Edible Landscaping Plant
  • Great in Containers
  • Traditional Health Benefits
  • Easy to Care For

Add Culinary Ginger (Zingiber officinale) to your edible landscape! This attractive, herbaceous perennial grows stems 2 to 3 feet tall, bears narrow green leaves, and produces flowers with yellow petals and purple edges.

In warmer zones, plant the Culinary Ginger directly into your landscape or in containers on your patio. Try your hand at growing Culinary Ginger in a container indoors, for a never-ending supply of fresh, home-grown spice.

There are so many uses for Culinary Ginger root, with the obvious being the unique, pungent taste it provides in your dishes. Use it as a fresh whole root, dried, ground, or sliced. The blooms and leaves can even be consumed!

It’s traditionally been used to relieve upset stomach, motion sickness, morning sickness, and other gastrointestinal problems, with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also.

Ginger rhizomes are easy to plant and care for, doing best in rich, well-drained soil, with moderate moisture and full exposure to the sun.

Be sure to check the soil regularly for moisture, to determine when your plants need water. It’s always best to add a layer of mulch around the planting area, to retain moisture.

And not to mention, it helps your plant fight off harmful diseases and pests that could harm it’s delicious self.

Culinary Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Details

Common name Culinary Ginger
Botanical name Zingiber officinale
Hardiness zone 8-11
Growth rate Fast
Height 24 - 36 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Foliage Yellows
Flower color White