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


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Notes:
This species is one of the hardiest in the genus. It blooms in August with pale yellow, butterfly-like flowers and bright red stamens. 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
Asia - China and Japan
Southeast Asia
Native Habitat:
Moist places and on forest edges.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Crinum x powellii
Tibouchina urvilleana


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