“Blue Ginger”, cultivated for the striking blue flowers, resembles ginger in growth and habit. It is not a ginger at all, instead it belongs to the spiderwort family along with plants like Wandering Jew.

Wildlife Facts
Common Name:
Blue Ginger
Scientific Name:
Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Eastern & Southern Brazil
Bloom Season:
  • Fall
  • Blue
Fun Facts:
  • The bloom spikes last for weeks.
  • This plant is native to tropical forest in Brazil.
Plant Type:
  • Perennial
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

11b (45 °F to 50 °F)

12a (50 °F to 55 °F)

12b (55 °F to 60 °F)