|Myoga Shade Ginger|
|Posted by kreemoweet (Seattle, WA - Zone 8b) on Apr 19, 2018 10:20 PM
Those intending to grow this plant for culinary purposes should expect to have to trial many clones from various sources before they find one that actually produces in their environment. Many clones have the trait of "premature senescence," which means the plant withers and dies in late summer/early fall before producing any appreciable number of flower buds. My own plants are quite vigorous, and will multiply tenfold in a season, but will turn yellow and collapse in early September, rarely making more than a half-dozen buds. This holds true in a wide variety of soils and sun exposures I've tried. Nonetheless, this plant makes an attractive, lush filler for the odd shady corner, although it arrives late and departs early.
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