This exotic ginger is a beautiful selection for tropical areas that are full or part shade. The green foliage and the reddish-orange flowers are an excellent contrast. Versatility is one of this plant’s virtues. Plant en masse, in borders or in container gardens. Pots of red button ginger add a tropical look to porches, patios or lanais.
Plant red button ginger in zones 9 and above. Enjoy these plants in colder regions of the country by planting them in containers. Overwinter them in the home in a nice, sunny location. Use rich organic matter in the soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. This ginger is one plant that should not be left to dry out. Red Button Ginger grows to about 3 feet tall and about 4 feet wide. Fertilize during the growing season with a fertilizer for tropical blooming plants. This plant prefers the soil on the slightly acidic side, so you might need to amend the soil if it is not on the acidic side.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Exotic flower, great border plant, excellent for mass plantings
Red Button Ginger
Moderately and consistently moist
9 and above
Fertilizer throughout the growing season with a fertilizer for blooming tropicals
Full sun to part shade
3 feet tall and about 4 feet wide
In cooler zones use as a container plant.
Dwarf mondo grass, farfugium, foxtail fern