Japanese Ginger

Zingiber mioga

Mioga ginger is used in Japan and Korea for its edible flower clusters which are finely shredded into miso soup and sunomono (a vinegared salad) and other dishes such as roasted eggplant. Its odd, pointed, pink-flowered inflorescences never rise above ground level, sitting below towering lush tropical-looking leaves.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost tender, but can survive outside in Winter if protected from frost. Makes a great container or greenhouse plant.


Habit: Deciduous herbaceous perennial growing to 5' tall

Light: Warm shade to Dappled Sunlight

Soil: Rich soil

Origin: Japan

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Japanese Ginger