Ginger, Rare Blue (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)Regular price $19.95
A RARE ginger that... blue all of our minds!
The Blue Ginger (or Black Ginger) may have an unassuming neutral brown exterior, but once you slice into its unique rhizome stem, the flesh reveals a blue-black set of vibrant hue rings. Biting in, your taste buds are met with pungent, earthy spice and camphor-like aromatic notes.
Native to northeastern and central India, Blue Ginger is loved globally and has special significance for tribal pujas (celebrations) around the time of the Indian New Year. The root can be used and grown similarly to its yellow/orange traditional turmeric cousin and bears similar nutritional properties.
Rhizomatous Perennial Herb
Turmeric: Late Summer - early Winter or after 8-10 months of planting.
Turmeric: Up to about 3 ft. tall
Ginger: Up to 3 ft. tall
Lesser Galangal: Up to 6 ft. tall
Greater Galangal: Up to 10 ft. tall
Soil & Moisture:
Loose, nutrient-rich, well-draining soil. Water in the Spring and Summer. Do not water when dormant.
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Medium for Turmeric and Ginger: capable of harvest after 8-10 months.
Slow for Lesser Galangal: best after 2 years of growth.
Outdoors 8-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Our Root Plants are grown from division and tissue culture and are capable of harvest within growing season.