SOURCES FOR GINGERS

By Barbara Ward (MSBarbara) on June 8, 2010

About forty years ago, I moved to South Mississippi and saw my first Hedychium coronarium, Butterfly Ginger. At that moment, I was hooked. My greatest joy was becoming computer proficient and discovering there were Hedychiums in orange, peach, and yellow, and combinations of those colors. Since that time, my quest for Hedychiums has not stopped. Because of the internet and garden forums, ginger collectors can put together an excellent ginger collection without leaving home. Below is a list of sources to purchase gingers on the internet. Unfortunately, many fine sources collectors have used over the years have closed because of hurricanes and for economic reasons. They will be missed.

If you have other sources or are a business which sells gingers,

 please send me a cMail and I will include the company in the list.

A special note. Richard O'Brien, owner of  'The Ginger Grower Nursery', Near Ocala, FL. phone; (352) 620-8681 is closing his nursery. Below is a list of incridible buys for the ginger collector or homeowner. He is a member of our ginger cubits and you can cmail him at http://cubits.org/users/mail/new.php?q=GingerGrower

ALPINIA'S
ALPINIA "CHINESE BEAUTY" ....3 GAL. only a few !
ALPINIA ZERUMBET....................3 GAL.
ALPINIA NUTANS "NARROW LEAF"....2 GAL.
ALPINIA CALCARATA...only a few,..........2 GAL.
ALPINIA FORMOSANA "PINSTRIPE", ONLY A FEW, ..3GAL.

BOESENBERGIA
BOESENBERGIA "HORN OF PLENTY"....2 1/2 GAL.
BOESENBERGIA ROTUNDA.....1 GAL
CORNUKAEMPFERIA AURANTIFLORA "JUNGLE GOLD"
1 GAL
Costus
COSTUS BARBATUS...........3 GAL.
COSTUS SPECIOSUS ..3 GAL. only a few
Costus subsessilis...only a few

CURCUMA
CURCUMA DOMESTICA (LONGA)..TURMERIC...2 GAL
CURCUMA LONGA "BRIGHT WHITE"...2 GAL.
CURCUMA LONGA "JAMACIAN RED" ..2 GAL.
CURCUMA LONGA "VIETNAMESE ORANGE" ..2 GAL.
CURCUMA ELATA.............2 TO 3 GAL.
CURCUMA FLAVIFLORA "RED FIREBALL" ...2 GAL.
CURCUMA INODORA........2 GAL.
CURCUMA ORNATA..........2 GAL.
CURCUMA PETIOLATA VARIEGATED "EMPEROR"...2 gal.
CURCUMA "RIBBON".............2 TO 3 GAL.
CURCUMA "SCARLET FEVER".......3 GAL.
CURCUMA ZEDOARIA........3 GAL.
CURCUMA LADAWAN
CURCUMA PURPLE PRINCE
CURCUMA RASPBERRY....only a few
CURCUMA SULEE RAINBOW...only a few !
Curcuma Khymer Orange

GLOBBA
GLOBBA GLOBULIFERA "PURPLE GLOBE"....1 GAL.
GLOBBA SCHOMBURGKII "YELLOW DANCING GIRL"...1 GAL.

HEDYCHIUM
Hedychium Daniel Weeks
Hedychium coccineum "Orange Brush "
Hedychium "Disney" ...only a few
Hedychium Dr. Moy
Hedychium coronarium "White Butterfly"
Hedychium Chrysoleucum
Hedychium Tara
Hedychium Gardnerianum....only a few
Hedychium Anne Bishop
Hedychium Gold Flame...GREAT GROWER !
Hedychium Elizabeth...only a few
Hedychium Filagree....only a few.....small hedychium, only gets about 2' tall
Hedychium Luna Moth
Hedychium Pink "V" only a few
Hedychium White Starburst...only a few
Hedychium Christy's Pink
Hedychium "Vi"
Hedychium Flavum "Giant Yellow Butterfly"

Kaempferia's
I Will have a limited selection available in 4" & 5" pots
I should have Rotunda Raven, Mason, Silver Spot,
young Grande',Bronze Peacock,
Satin Checks, Gilbertii, I think that is all of them.
These will average $5.00 each.

ZINGIBER
Zingiber Corallinum
Zingiber Rubens....only a few
Zingiber Zerumbet
Zingiber zerumbet "Darcyi"...variegated....only a few
Zingiber Spectable "Beehive"....young plants in Quart pots...only a few...
Zingiber malayensis "Midnight"."....young plants in Quart pots...only a few...
ZINGIBER "Twice As Nice"....only a few

OTHER SOURCES

Aloha Tropicals They send plants in 2" pots that are pot bound, which look as though they have been in the pots for years and dried out and regrown many times.  None were over 2". One rhizome was less than 1". I only purchase from them if the plant can not be purchased anywhere else.

Bill Moore & Company Inc. Wholesale only

Botanical Growers Net

Caldwell Nursery

Gardino Nursery

GingersRus David Skinner's site is one of the most comprehensive sites on gingers. He offers a great selection of plants, which are of excellent quality. Also, he sells on eBay. Reasonably priced.

Ginger Plantation

Golden Lotus

Gingers of Texas Not a huge selection but excellent plants and great to deal with.

The Ginger Grower Nursery', Near Ocala, FL,  phone; (352) 620-8681 Presently he has no web page. SEE SPECIAL NOTE AFTER INTRO for contact information.

Heliconia Paradise

International Bulb Society

Nature Products Network

Pacific Bulb Society

Pecan Lake Farm

Plants Delight Excellent plants, I can usually divide what they send.

Plant Group

Rare Expectations

Stokes Tropicals

Zone 9 Tropicals

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