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Ginger (Myoga) Plants


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Are you an Asian cuisine lover who wants to expand the fresh Asian ingredients on offer at home?  Why don't you try growing Myoga Ginger - it adds something tropical in the garden and something interesting the kitchen.

Urban Bounty Myoga Ginger comes in a 1.5 litre pot.  As this is a member of the Ginger family, we recommend that you grow this plant in a large pot.  This limits spread and makes it easier to harvest.  

What is Myoga Ginger? 

Myoga Ginger (also Japanese Ginger, Zingiber mioga) is a perennial herb or shoot native to Japan, China and South Korea.  It is a woodland plant related to the ginger we know and love. The name means "the one who walks like a serpent".

Myoga will grow to about 45 cm high, and produces thumb-sized edible flower buds that are a striking pinkish-bronze colour.  Its lush green leaves look great in a tropical-style garden, but also very well in pots.

Culinary Uses for Myoga Ginger

The edible flower buds and shoots add a zesty ginger flavour and crunchy texture to dishes.  In Japan, Myoga is often used as a garnish for Miso soup, with roasted aubergine, or in Sunomono (a vinegar-based cucumber salad).  In Korea, the flower budges are skewered with meat and pan fried.  Note that the rhizomes (roots) of this plant are not edible.

Growing Conditions - Myoga Ginger

Myoga thrives in shady spots that replicate its natural woodland habitat. It grows best in part-full shade, and rich well draining but moist soil.  Regular food and water will keep it looking lush most of the year in warmer parts of New Zealand.  The flower buds are produced in the second year after planting.  

Myoga is very frost tolerant, so this plant will survive if you live in cooler parts of the upper North Island.  In colder regions, it will die back over winter, and come back to life in the following spring.  (Don't let it dry out, or it won't spring back form its dormant state.) Note that in the right conditions, this plant does have a tendency to spread, so please keep it in a contained space, or grow it in a pot.  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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