Gardening Jargon – Rhizome

A modified plant stem which grows horizontally, under the surface of the soil. New growth then emerges from their nodes.
Vegetables & Herbs Rhizomes

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Galangal
  • Nelumbo nucifera (lotus root)
  • Rhubard
  • Ginseng
  • Fingerroot (Boesenbergia rotunda)

Invasive Rhizomes

  • Creeping Charlie
  • Horsetails
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Poison ivy
  • Golden hops
  • Stinging nettle
  • lily-of-the-valley
  • Bamboo
  • Bugleweed
  • Chinese lanterns
  • Liriope
  • Nandina domestica
  • Papyrus
  • Plume poppy
  • Tansy
  • Virginia creeper
  • Yellow archangel

Cana lily (flowering plant) is beautiful and known as well-behaved Rhizomes
In landscaping

  • Not good for low maintenance garden
  • Usually used for ground cover

Note – Removing Rhizome can be tedious task

Readers if you know any other rhizomes to be added or you think list if not correct please drop in your comments.

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Happy Gardening!

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