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Hedychium griffithianum
Common Name: Griffith's Butterfly Lily Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium griffithianum
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A great subtropical accent in the perennial border. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. Tall 30-45 cm. tall cylindrical spikes of white fragrant flowers that are truly captivating. Newly introduced to horticulture and easy to grow. They are sub-temperate and grow to specimens without much effort. 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:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Lightly wooded habitats from Assam to Thailand.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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