Blue ginger is a wonderful, tropical-looking plant which resembles ginger in growth and habit, but is actually a relative of the Wandering Jew plant. The plant is native to the tropical woodlands of North, Central and South America and does well in South Florida. It forms a mass of upright stems 5-6' tall with a spread of 2-3'. The plant brings weeks of color to the garden from midsummer through fall, just when many summer bloomers are finishing up. The deep, royal blue and white-striped flowers form large clusters at the tips of the upright stems. The trick to getting this delightful species to bloom is to prune it only at the end of its blooming cycle in late fall or winter; otherwise you risk cutting off the developing flowerbuds for next year.
Like most true gingers, blue ginger prefers fertile, well-drained soil that is kept sufficiently moist during the growing season and slightly drier during winter when the plants aren't as active. It prefers light overhead shade; too much full sun or deep shade are both detrimental to the plant. For best blooming, feed blue ginger with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
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