Onalee’s Seeds, LLC is a family owned supplier of seeds and bulbs based solely in the USA. We proudly grow, harvest, pack and ship all our own products and have been doing so since 2001. All photos on our listings are from the actual plants we have grown; we don’t buy and resell or use other people’s photos. We provide high quality, fresh products with detailed planting instructions, including a color photo of a seedling id on seed packs. Our goal is to have beautiful plants in your garden!
THREE blooming size* rhizomes of PineCone Ginger / Shampoo Ginger (Zingiber zerumbet) (AKA: Awapuhi Kuahiwi) *Although these are all blooming size rhizomes, they are living things which don’t always behave the way we want them to, so it’s possible they will not bloom the first year. These are great foliage plants for full or partial shade conditions (although they can grow in mostly sun, or even full sun, they tend to do better and get taller in partial shade) in zones 7-11 perfect for the back of a border, as they will reach 4′-6′ tall. The pinecone ginger sends up green pinecone-shaped blooms in mid to late summer (the blooms stalks are about 2′ high) and these get small yellow flowers on them. The cones slowly turn to a deep red through the fall and make excellent cut flowers, lasting for weeks in a vase. The foliage will die back in the winter, but will return in the spring. Shipped to the USA only. Shipping from the USA.
- 3 Blooming Size* rhizomes with detailed growing instructions included from Onalee’s Seeds. Grown in and shipped from USA. 100% USA based and owned.
- Hardy zones 7-11 . Prefers partial to full shade. Blooms in late summer, early fall. with pinecone-shaped blooms down low in the foliage. Plants reach 6 feet tall; blooms are about 2 feet tall.
- This plant is most widely known around the world as the Shampoo Ginger for the juice in the cones, and it is in fact used as a shampoo in Asia and Hawaii, and as an ingredient in several commercial shampoos.
- These plants are great in zones 7-11, but can be grown in containers or the rhizomes could be lifted and stored over winter like other tender bulbs in colder zones. Very tolerant of dry conditions,but can also grow in fairly moist soil grows best in well draining, sandy soil
- *Although these are all blooming size rhizomes, they are living things which don’t always behave the way we want them to, so it’s possible they will not bloom the first year. Photo of representative sized rhizomes is included on this listing.