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About Shampoo Ginger

Large green cone inflorescences are produced from mid-summer to fall. Small cream-yellow flowers appear from under bracts of green cone. After blooming, cone turns brilliant red and lasts for 2-3 weeks.

Gingers enjoy a special position in the botanical kingdom with their elegance in form and texture, sparkling color and amazing symmetry. The word ginger conjures up images of an exotic oriental food flavoring. However edible ginger

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Shampoo Ginger, Pinecone Ginger, Pinecone Lily ,Bitter ginger
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour Red, Coral, Apricot
Bloom Time Mid Summer-Mid Fall
Difficulty Level easy

Planting and care

Protect ginger plants from frost. When temperatures fall below 55 F, take potted plants indoors.Protect garden plants by surrounding them with tall stakes and covering them completely with plastic, making a tent. In winter, protect rhizomes planted outdoors with a thick layer of mulch and cover with plastic to prevent the rhizomes from sitting in water-logged soil and rotting.

Shampoo Ginger care

Place the rhizomes in a bowl of warm water. Soak them overnight before planting. Mix equal parts potting soil and compost in a 5-gallon bucket. Add water and mix until the soil is completely moistened. Pour the soil into a large flower pot.

Bury two or three rhizomes with the buds facing up. Cover them with one-half inch of soil. Keep the soil moist, but not water-logged, until the rhizomes sprout.

Sunlight Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade
Watering Average
Soil Soil pH level 6.1-6.5
Temperature Average
Fertilizer any organic fertilizer

Shampoo Ginger uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Gingers as a group add outstanding exotic foliage and exotic flowers to the landscape
  • Gingers are finding favor as interior landscape plants and most do very well in containers

Medicinal Use:

  • After the flowering heads turn red, they can be squeezed to release a gingery-fragrant, sudsy fluid
  • Natural shampoo that smells great, too!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Shampoo Ginger?

Shampoo Ginger is commonly known as Shampoo Ginger, Pinecone Ginger, Pinecone Lily ,Bitter ginger

How tall do Shampoo Ginger grow?

On average Shampoo Ginger grows 0.50 to 1.00 feet

What color are Shampoo Ginger?

A Shampoo Ginger plant bears flowers of color Red, Coral, Apricot

When Shampoo Ginger blooms?

With enough light, Shampoo Ginger may produce Red, Coral, Apricot flowers in Mid Summer-Mid Fall

How hard is Shampoo Ginger to grow?

A Shampoo Ginger is easy

How much sunlight does a Shampoo Ginger need?

A Shampoo Ginger prefers Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade

How much water does a Shampoo Ginger need?

A Shampoo Ginger prefers watering Average

What kind of soil does a Shampoo Ginger need?

A Shampoo Ginger prefers Soil pH level 6.1-6.5

What temperature does a Shampoo Ginger like?

A Shampoo Ginger prefers Average

How often should I fertilize my Shampoo Ginger?

To encourage Shampoo Ginger growth, any organic fertilizer

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