Zingiber, also known as Myoga Ginger or Zingiber mioga, is a tropical looking ornamental ginger that is at home in a woodland garden among ferns and hostas. Although Zingiber is primarily a tropical genus, Zingiber mioga has proven to be amazingly hardy in temperate gardens.

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Zingiber is the genus of the culinary ginger plant and it also contains a few exotic ornamental species. Although Zingiber is primarily a tropical genus, Zingiber mioga has proven to be amazingly hardy in temperate gardens.

Myoga ginger is a great foliage plant for moist shady sites with some fantastic variegated cultivars. In Japan the flower buds of and new shoots of Zingiber mioga are finely shredded and used as a garnish or are roasted. Zingiber is an easy-to-grow, light shade to part sun perennial that thrives in most soil as long as it is not waterlogged in winter. Combine Myoga ginger with other shade plants such as hosta, farfugium, and pulmonaria for an attractive foliar show. When you are ready to buy this hardy ginger plant for your garden, check out our list of Zingiber mioga ginger for sale.

Check out our article on Zingiber mioga as well as our articles about other ginger plants...Curcuma and Hedychium.