Zingiber malayensis. Midnight Ginger. Midnight Ginger's glossy black foliage is distinctively aromatic like fresh cut ginger. Yellow basal blooms in spring and summer will eventually turn a bright pink. Tender perennial that performs best when temperatures remain above 50 degrees. It will go dormant in light frosts. Has a nice bushy habit.
Zones 8-11 once established. It is best to overwinter in containers. Part sun to shade. Grows 2-3 feet high.