I’m addicted to ginger plants. Gingers are tropical plants that thrive in the subtropical and tropical regions of the U.S. Their foliage and flowers can add flare to an otherwise boring landscape. And that's a good thing. However, as it continues to develop, you may notice it changes colors. As the rhizome develops it’s usually green in color. Hedychium means "sweet snow," which may refer to the fragrant white blooms, or to the white insides of the edible, spicy tubers. Family Zingiberaceae . Edible ginger’s most distinguishing characteristic is its unmistakable, highly aromatic root. There is Also Red Ginger Foliage. There’s something that I have to admit to you. There is also a red cultivar of variegated ginger. This type of edible ginger has a white color and the rhizomes are not as fibrous. I don’t just like them, because lets face it, what’s not to like. I mean, really addicted. Hedychium gardnerianum, the Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily or ginger lily, is a species of flowering plant in the ginger family Zingiberaceae, native to the Himalayas in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.It is an erect herbaceous perennial growing to 8 ft (2.4 m) tall with long, bright green leaves clasping the tall stems. Hedychium coronarium (white garland-lily or white ginger lily) is a perennial flowering plant in the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, native to the Eastern Himalayas region of India (Sikkim and Tripura), Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, through northernmost Myanmar and Thailand, southern China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan, Guangxi and Guangdong) to Taiwan in the East. A few species are epiphytic — growing on other plants and having aerial roots exposed to humid air. One of the differences between baby ginger and mature ginger root is the taste. The rolled-up sheathing bases of some ginger leaves may form a short stem. The sun baked the plant all day long. Gingers are sturdy and will grow year round, though they will go partially dormant over the winter indoors. Genus Hedychium are rhizomatous perennials with erect, unbranched stems bearing two ranks of lance-shaped leaves, and dense terminal racemes of showy, often fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers Ginger plants. The spicily-scented blossoms are borne at the tips of upright stems clothed in pointed, softly hairy, lance-shaped leaves, up to 2 ft. long (60 cm). In Zingeber gingers, green sepals usually differ in texture and color from actual flower petals. It has lovely shades of red/burgundy, white, and some green. ... White Ginger Lily is also grown in Hawaii for its ornamental value and in China for its medicinal properties. See this plant in the following landscapes: Bee Hive Garden, Wake Co Collector’s Garden Below is a photo of a red one that was planted in both full sun and rocks. No, I’m truly obsessed with them. A window with good sunlight is best; a halide or LED grow light will work too. Heavily perfumed, Hedychium flavescens (Yellow Ginger Lily) is an upright rhizomatous perennial boasting luminous clusters of pale to lemon yellow, butterfly-like flowers, each with a 2-lobed lip, in late summer and early fall. Hedychium forrestii (Forest's Ginger Lily) is a unique but little-known ginger lily that boasts large, glossy green, canna-like leaves on the massive 8' tall stalks. It produces rather nondescript, greenish flowers, sometimes tipped with purple, held on pine-cone-shaped spikes. Different ginger leaves may grow to 20 feet tall. The spicy fragrances, the wide variety of flower forms and colors, the delicious edible … If grown in containers in cooler areas, they should be overwintered indoors in a greenhouse or cool, dry, frost-free location. Baby ginger is a much milder and less pungent than yellow ginger. Shampoo Ginger, Awapuhi Kuahiwi (Hawaii), Pinecone Lily, Bitter Ginger, Wild Ginger, and also the scientific name is Zingiber Zerumbet. Pinecone Ginger Goes by Many Names. Other common names ginger lily 'Tara' . Overwintering Ginger Tips. Synonyms Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' Hedychium × moorei 'Tara' . Before buying a red one, be aware that it requires far more shade than the green type. If you've got the space indoors to do so, bring them inside in a pot and let them do their thing. Gingers not only spruce up the garden, but many are edible. Edible ginger grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet, and has narrow, upright green leaves.