Midnight Black Ginger
Native to Malaysia
This is one of my favorite
ginger plants, due to the striking beauty of the leaves. This ginger has
very dark brownish green (almost black) leaves that light up when
tropical and easy to grow ‘Midnight Black’ Hybrid ginger displays glossy, deep chocolate-black foliage
touched with subtle hints of purple and deep green.
A ginger with
stunning black foliage and an lacquered appearance, Midnight Black
Ginger can grow to be 4 foot
tall with a 2 foot spread.
In cooler climates, height ranges from 2 to 3 feet tall.
are bidding on small potted plants with vigorous root systems 8-12 inches tall with * leaves grown in Hawaii.
of adult plants
size is smaller, photo of mature plant
Midnight Black ginger's (Zingiber
malaysianum) shiny leaves are a deep, almost black, purple-bronze.
"Midnight Black" is like a common name. It is not a cultivar name although it has
been used as such. It is a rhizomatous perennial endemic to the
southern State of Johor, Malaysia.
Zingiber malaysianum was formally
described only in 2002. The inflorescence arises on short stems a short
distance from the stems from the rhizomes. The bracts are sulfur yellow and
turn a bubblegum pink as they age. The cream colored true flowers appear
from between the bracts.
Zingiber malaysianum does not have a natural winter
dormancy; thus, it is evergreen. This makes it more vulnerable to cold
weather and it must be protected in the winter except in frost-free
climates. Some state that it will grow well in Zone 8; however, if the soil
is kept too moist in cool weather, the rhizomes are prone to rotting.
will grow in Zone 9; however, Zone 10 provides the optimum environment.
Temperatures below 50 degrees F may cause it to not bloom. Needing well
drained soil, it also must be provided with regular moisture in its active
growth period in the summer. If the leaves turn a slight yellow, it is an
indication the plant has been in a location that is too cold for it to
thrive. Black Ginger "Midnight'" was the last ginger to emerge after dying
back in the winter.
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Partial to Full Shade
Endemic to the Johor
part of the Endau-Rompin National Park, the 'Midnight Black Ginger' was
formally described in 2002.
This understorey plant spots beautiful bronze-black leaves, which lend
much to its booming popularity in the nursery trade. The plant had
become common in cultivation and can now be seen in parks and private
collection all around the world.
Hardiness Zone – 8 –
11. Best growing temperature is 65-95˚ Fahrenheit.
Bloom – Bright sulfur yellow that fades to pink.
Winter - Not applicable.
Mature Height - This plant will grow to 12-16” tall.
Sun – This plant prefers shade.
Water - Keep soil evenly moist.
Fertilizer – Best is water soluble balanced fertilizer. This plant is a
Soil – Best in well draining professional mix.
Container - This is an excellent container plant.
Midnight Black ginger's
flowers are spectacular yellow/red basal cones and look like small
pinecone ginger flowers. This plant also has a light, spicy ginger
Midnight Black Ginger likes shade to
full sun and moist soil. Will also do okay in full sun but green becomes
very light, making the dark coloration less dramatic. Does well in partly
shady areas with excellent drainage.
Midnight Black Ginger grows well in
pots or in the ground, indoors or out. This Ginger is a herbaceous tropical perennial
with a tidy compact growing habit
Blooms are a sulfur yellow basal inflorescence that fades to a pale
Spectacular bright yellow cone shaped bracts appear at the base towards the
end of the growing season. In the heat of summer, large, cone-like bracts
rise from the base of the plant. The bracts are yellow blushed
with pink, and bear small, cream-colored flowers.
The Midnight Black ginger is a heavy feeder and grows
best when fertilized regularly. The elongated leaves are held
alternately on short, fleshy, light green stems, and are
fragrant if crushed.
Grow this tropical beauty in full to part sun and moist, fertile,
well-drained, acid to neutral soil. Midnight Black is perennial and evergreen in
frost-free climates, but will die to the ground if exposed to light frost.
Use ‘Midnight Black’ as an accent in container compositions and tropical
plantings, or grow en masse as a shady groundcover. Its cut foliage adds an
exotic note to floral arrangements.
Midnight Black Ginger
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