Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant in the family Zingiberaceae grown for its edible rhizome (underground stem) which is widely used as a spice.The rhizome is brown, with a corky outer layer and pale-yellow scented center. Grows quickly, making a clump 34 feet wide in its second year. Tecoma stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is native to the Americas.Common names include yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger-thomas. It is also called the Ginger Lily and the Butterfly Flower and it is a hardy plant that can grow up to eight feet tall. The similar White Ginger (Hedychium coronarium) has pure white (not cream) flowers with pale yellow at the base of the top petal. Plant specs. Butterfly ginger is a green-leaved plant that only grows about 3 feet tall, prefers part shade, and should be grown near the lanai or porch so you can appreciate the wonderful smell of the blossoms. Ginger flowers bloom in blue, red, white, pink and yellow. Ginger grows up and out from the original rhizome. Pickled ginger root is a staple when eating sushi. The very huge, hairy foliage, especially on the new growth, adorns the giant stalks. A Chinese variety of ginger, known as upright wild ginger (Saruma henryi), produces numerous small, pale yellow flowers in spring. Plant ginger in a large pot or fabric grow bag that gives it plenty of room to expand. Edible Yellow Ginger Root adds flavor and zing to many delicious culinary dishes. A popular landscape ornamental plant, award-winning Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) is an upright rhizomatous perennial boasting cylindrical spikes, up to 18 in. long (45 cm), packed with up to 50 fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers, 3 in. Ginger plants get used in a variety of ways: for cut flower decorations and in Hawaiian lies. Yellow Ginger A long and prominent red stamen emerges from each yellow flower, giving the inflorescence a striking appearance. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. Honeysuckle fragrance. This ginger will give you spectacular blooms. Description wide (7 cm). Kahili Ginger flowers. Variegated ginger is a moderate grower that can … Pineapple ginger. Special Characteristics. They are ruffled and may be white or pink with yellow centers. Tecoma stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of The Bahamas.. In late fall, the plants are topped with wonderful clusters of creamy yellow flowers. Those who live in humid climates choose to grow ginger because the plant produces bright, vivid blossoms. The above ground shoot is erect and reed-like with linear leaves that are arranged alternately on the stem. It is a very popular plant that blooms in the summer and fall seasons. Ginger has long been used in herbal medicine for its digestive properties. The flowers of Kahili ginger are very fragrant and large. They can grow up to ~a foot tall (between 25 and 40 cm) and have pale yellow and red flowers. The leaves are long and green, but there are cultivars of this ginger that have variegated leaves. 4. Here in Hawaii, Yellow Ginger is an invasive weed in moist forests and open areas, and it is especially common along roadsides. Hedychium flavescens (Yellow Ginger Lily) is a massive Indian species that can reach 8-9' in height. These flowers only last for a week, after which 0.5 – 2 cm long orange fruits appear. The flower spike is six to eight inches (15-20 cm.) It is an ornamental plant that is found in eastern India and Nepal as well as many other places. 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