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Hedychium thyrsiforme
Common Name: Hardy Pincushion Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium thyrsiforme
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This magnificent species has luxuriant and very broad dark green foliage with a unique inflorescence. The flowers are white and delicate with extremely long white stamens. The flowers are held tightly in the inflorescence which is wider than it is tall. 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:
Native Habitat:
Moist places and on forest edges.

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

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Tibouchina urvilleana
Buddleia davidii "'Black Knight'"

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