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Hedychium coronarium

Common Name(s):
White ginger
Cultivar(s):
Daniel Weeks
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Flowers are fragrant, large and borne on bold, tropical-appearing plants. Hedychium means "sweet snow," perhaps referring to the sweetly fragrant white blooms, or to the snow white insides of the edible, spicy tubers (not the ginger of commerce, which isZingiber officinale). Provide heavy winter mulch in cool mountain areas. 

Season:
summer to frost
Height:
48-60 in.
Flower Color:
white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9
Propagation:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil:
moist soil, tolerates poor drainage
Regions:
Flowers are fragrant, large and borne on bold, tropical-appearing plants. Hedychium means "sweet snow," perhaps referr
Origin:
Asia
Tags:
ncemgva2018

NCCES plant id: 720

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