Peacock Ginger Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Peacock Ginger Plants

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Peacock Ginger Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Peacock Ginger Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis In warmer climates, growing peacock ginger is a great way to cover a shady part of the garden. This pretty groundcover thrives in the shade and produces distinctive, striped leaves along with small, delicate flowers. Hardy in USDA zones 8 through 11 this is a delightful plant that is easy to grow in the garden. What is Peacock Ginger? Peacock ginger belongs to the Kaempferia genus and there are several species, all native to Asia. They are largely grown for the decorative foliage, although they also produce pretty little flowers, usually pale purple to pink. These are perennial, groundcover-type plants, most varieties growing no more than a foot (30 cm.) tall. The elaborately-striped leaves of the peacock ginger give this plant its common name. The leaves are showy and attractive, growing between 4 and 10 inches (10 to 25 cm.) long depending on the variety. The

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