Tropical Gardening: Fragrance and color of Hawaiian gardens often due to ginger blossoms
By NORMAN BEZONA Professor emeritus, University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources | Saturday, July 10, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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The shell ginger, Alpinia nutans, is a popular garden plant grown from sea level to 3,000 feet elevation. It is more tolerant of water stress and sun than many others, but will grow in shady locations as well.
Summer means many fragrant flowers blooming in abundance. Most noticeable is the family of gingers.