The lush tropical leaves of this ginger emit a strong cardamom-cinnamon like fragrance when crushed.
Lemon grass is a hardy tropical clumping grass which is best known for its edible stems. In the garden it can be grown on steep banks for erosion control, or regularly clipped to use the stems as mulch. When grown in moist soil the stalks are juicier and better for cooking purposes.
Peanut flavoured nuts from this semi-deciduous tree make great a snackfood. Eat raw or roasted or pioneer new recipes with this difficult to find ingredient.
The Queensland Arrowroot is a vigorous clumping canna with edible tubers that are high in starch.The tall broad leaves grow very quickly and change the garden landscape with the seasons.