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

Hedychium greenii
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Notes:
This highly ornamental species has leaves that are deep maroon on the undersides, colour that also infuses the stem. This species blooms in early October in Vancouver with a small, tight inflorescence of relatively large, dark orange, unscented flowers. 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:
Moist places and on forest edges.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ensete ventricosum "'Maurellii'"
Gaura lindheimeri "'Crimson Butterflies'"


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