First of all, I must issue the following disclaimer – I receive no benefit or remuneration from any of the companies listed below. These are references that I have found of interest to me and possibly to you.
The list below are some of the vendors that sell Ginger Lilies. It is NOT comprehensive but simply some that I am aware of. Go to Google or whatever your favorite browser is and search there for others.
I have ordered some Ginger Lilies from them and they seem to be really nice size rhizomes. Planted them a week or two ago so they have not come up yet – will keep you informed. The nice thing here is that I ordered them in November and they shipped 9in March when they should be planted.
They ship them in a 2 or 3 quart pot. I like this as they have started growth.
BTW – they are rhizomes and not bulbs! I do not know anything about this company.
Lowes will usually have a couple of varieties during th e spring.
They are located in St Gabriel LA just south of Baton Rouge off of I-10. Their phone number is 225-=642-8001/226-642-8001 and you can schedule a visit to be given a tour of their facility. The owner, a few years ago, made a presentation at Mobile Botanical Gardens. They carry a variety of gingers and can possibly find specific varieties. Call before placing an order!
Just a few odds and ends that might be of interest.
This is a very interesting article with a few gardening tips as well as a couple of recipes and references to other uses. The one I like is Ginger Beer. Ginger Beer (NOT ginger ale) with Dark Rum (Gosling Black Seal is preferred) is used to make a Dark and Stormy. In our trips to Bermuda, this is the first drink I get – really good. Of course, you can change the rum for vodka and you have a Moscow Mule.
As was mentioned on another page the following spices are derived from ginger lilies. There are others but these are probably the best known.
Other gingers that may be of interest.
How to grow Peacock Ginger plants: This pretty groundcover thrives in the shade and produces distinctive, striped leaves along with small, delicate flowers. Hardy in USDA zones 8 through 11, this is a delightful plant that is easy to grow in the garden.
Ginger insect problems are manageable, but you need to know what pests may attack and how to deal with them.
Ornamental Ginger plants: These are just for show, and they can certainly be beautiful, with a range of sizes, flower shapes, and colors. These are also tropical and sub-tropical plants that will not tolerate winters that are much colder than 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C.).
Panda Face Ginger: Panda Face wild ginger is suitable in the United States between zones 7-9. These plants are hardy evergreens in climates that mimic those of their origins.
Beehive Ginger: Stunning ornamental plants, beehive ginger plants are cultivated for their exotic appearance and range of colors.
Torch Ginger: The torch ginger lily (Etlingera elatior) is a showy addition to the tropical landscape, as it is a large plant with a variety of unusual, colorful blooms.