Wild Ginger is a real threat to our native species. It thrives in warm places that have rich and moist soils, learn how you can help to remove it.
Wild Ginger is usually either Kahili Ginger or Yellow Ginger (Zingiberaceae – Hedychium gardnerianum), its rhizomes form dense clumps which push out all other species, including within native bush and on road sides and riverbanks.
Wild Ginger is in our Dirty Dozen as due to it’s all smothering nature, it will eventually replace all other species.Wild Ginger is extremely shade tolerant, somewhat tolerant of frost and drought and can withstand immersion in sea water.
How you can help…
You can remove it by hand pulling small seedlings or you can apply herbicide to remove them. You can find out how best to control Wild Ginger and what to use on NRC’s Pest Control Hub (click here)
If you are in the Tutukaka area and need help or access to herbicide and tools please contact us on text 022 526 1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – our team of weed surveyors and slayers are only too happy to assist!
For more information check out Northland Regional Council’s Pest Control Hub (click here) or Weedbusters (click here)