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 Zingiber officinale subsp. var.  Ginger, Common ginger, Stem ginger, Canton ginger
Ginger plant
Habit: bulbous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 3 ft to 5 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Tropical Asia
Poisonous: reactions in some
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: part-sun
Features: edible
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
Sunset Zones:
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Zingiberaceae > Zingiber officinale var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Zingiber officinale, Roscoe. Ginger. Sts. normally more than 3 ft. high from a tuberous rhizome: lvs. sessile, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, attenuate-acuminate at base, up to 8 in. long and scarcely 3/4 in. broad: spikes ellipsoidal, obtuse, dense, 2 in. long; bracts ovate, pale green, margins often yellow: calyx crenate; corolla yellowish green, lobes lanceolate, acute, lip oblong-ovate, purple, yellow-spotted, lateral lobes ovate, acute. Native of Trop. Asia, but cult. throughout the tropics and intro. into S. Fla.

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Zingiber officinale is grown for the spicy aromatic root, popular in cooking and as medicine, as well as for aesthetic reasons in warm climes. Leaves are glossy green and narrow. Small green inflorescences have white and pink-maroon buds and yellow flowers. Plant comes in various forms. Most forms sterile.

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