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Hedychium gracile
Common Name: Hardy Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)


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Notes:
This arching Himalayan ginger grows to four feet with attractive tropical foliage. The flowers have slender white petals with a unique twisted and delicate look. The pistils are fiery orange. Flowers are fragrant at night. Full sun in rich soil with abundant moisture during the growing season. 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:
Himalayas
Native Habitat:
Forest clearings, shrubberies, 1800-2800m from Himachal Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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