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Zingiber mioga 'Crug's Zing'

Myoga Ginger

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Zingiber mioga 'Crug's Zing' BSWJ4379 - 2 remaining in 2-quart squares. Individual Autumn flowers are lovely gently-colored sporting a large pastel violet-pink lower lip; pale yellow with a pink blush upper parts display a sassy yellow pistil... it can stick its tongue out at me anytime it wants. Rich yellow flower buds emerge from a fleshy sheaths speckled so heavily with red to red-purple that the green is barely apparent. Flowers are close to the ground and on their own stems separate from foliage. Medium green leaves are typical long, broad swords. Stems are reminiscent of "formal corn stalks", erect, stiff and can provide vertical textural contrast effectively with softer-leaved mounding plants and certainly ferns. The overall plant is definitely tropical in appearance but harbors surprising hardiness. 'Crug's Zing' is an actual culinary ginger but it is the buds rather than the rhizomes that are eaten, used as a decorative garnish in Japanese culinary art. Rhizomes are vigorous. Fertile, organic soil in open shade, dappled light or some early morning sun. In all likelihood this form will not be fond of southern summer heat preferring the cooler temperatures of the north. We're guessing at the southern USDA climate zone cut off of zone 8... we just don't know! Collected on the Korean island of Jejudo between South Korea and Japan by the Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of the well known Crug Farm nested in the U.K. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established Ginger from rhizome division.


Height:

36-48 in

Spread:

18-30 in

Colors:

Pastel Violet / Pink / Yellow

Zone:

(5b?)6 to 8a(8b?)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
ZINMICRU Zingiber mioga 'Crug's Zing' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Zingiber mioga 'Crug's Zing'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Conservatory
  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Grouping
  • Foliage
  • Edible
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Acid
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic

Origins

  • Korea

Propagated By

  • Division