Spring is one of my favorite times of the year in subtropical Florida. The Captain and I visited Busch Gardens this month and will be featuring plants and landscaping from the beautiful gardens.
The first in the series is
Flowering variegated gingers were featured in this raised bed at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.
A close up shows the beautiful flowers that remind me of clusters of pearls.
The variegated ginger is a green tropical perennial which grows up to ten feet tall outdoors and 3–4 feet tall indoors.
They do very well in the shade as well as the morning sun, however, they don't do well in the hot afternoon sun. They are reasonably drought tolerant with little insect or disease problems.
For more information on these showy, easy to grow plant, visit my webpage dedicated to growing gingers.