“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)