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Hedychium speciosum


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Hedychium speciosum is a hardy ginger with tropical white fragrant flowers in late summer or fall.


Description:
Hedychium speciosum is a great subtropical accent in the perennial border. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. Clusters of fragrant white flowers emerge late in the season. 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.


Common Name: Hardy Ginger

Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Lightly wooded habitats from Assam to Thailand.

Award:

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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