Tropical Gardening: Fragrance and color of Hawaiian gardens often due to ginger blossoms

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise 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.