Tropicals forum→Ginger plants do they freeze

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Austin Texas (Williamson Count
Oct 26, 2020 8:35 AM CST
I have a ginger plant that is growing from a grocery store ginger. I can see a new ginger tuber coming just above the soil. We are expecting our first strong cold front in Williamson county, Texas. Don't live in the Hill Country. Does it need protecting? Lows tonight are expected to be in the 40's.
Thank You
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Oct 26, 2020 8:51 AM CST
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Mine are growing in containers, they do freeze.
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Austin Texas (Williamson Count
Oct 26, 2020 5:58 PM CST
Thank you, mine is in a container. I will take appropriate action.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Oct 26, 2020 7:35 PM CST
The food ginger from the grocery store is Zingiber official. All of the Zingibers are deciduous, so even if you protect it from cold, it will go dormant anyway. Hedychiums (butterfly gingers) and Costus (spiral gingers) are evergreen, and will freeze to the ground but come back in spring. ZIngibers, Globbas, Schomburghkias, Curcumas and Kaempferias are all deciduous.
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Austin Texas (Williamson Count
Oct 27, 2020 9:46 AM CST
Thank you, I didn't know that. Good information.

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