Bring colour into shaded areas of your garden with the Blue Ginger. This soft stemmed, perennial produces glossy, green leaves that are spirally arranged on ginger like stems and spikes of deep purple, cup shaped flowers during autumn. This highly decorative plant is ideal for warm climate gardens where it can be planted in shady rockeries and borders. It is also a beautiful container plant for patios and verandahs. This plant grows best in a sheltered spot that is protected from direct sun and frost. It thrives in a shady to partly shaded position in moist, humus enriched soil.
|Size — 140mm|
|Growth Width — 1m|
|Growth Height — 2.4m|
|Flower Colour — Blue|
|Flowering Period — Summer, Autumn|
|Light Requirements — Part Shade, Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.
Water this plant regularly and keep soil moist at all times.