Shampoo Ginger and Beehive Ginger
The true Shampoo Ginger is Zingiber zerumpet ‘Awapuhi’. The other Zingiber members are often referred to as Beehive Gingers. One in particular, Zingiber macrodenium ‘Chocolate Ball’ has a classic beehive shape. Zingiber have 3-5′ tall leafstalks which go completely dormant from fall through spring. Unlike other gingers, Zingiber flower stalks emerge directly from the rhizome separately from the leaf stalks and are about 1-2′ tall. The clear fragrant liquid in mature red flower heads of ‘Awapuhi’ can be used as a shampoo and conditioner. It softens and brings a shine to your hair after rinsing.
Richard Lyons Nursery has both of these Ginger species in stock.