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Hedychium coronarium
Common Name: Butterfly Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium coronarium
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A great subtropical accent in the perennial border. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. White fragrant flowers with yellow throats arrive in fall. Plant in the sunniest hottest spot in the garden in rich soil and provide good water. Mulch with fallen leaves in winter. In colder regions grow in a pot or store in dry peat moss and keep above zero.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Moist places along streams and on forest edges.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Canna "'Pretoria/Bengal Tiger'"

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