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Butterfly Ginger - Hedychium coronarium - $9.00

mm pot
rhizome current size
Hardiness: Semi to Drought
Mature Height: 200cm
Spread: 50cm

Description

Not for sale to Qld customers as it grows too well (declared a weed). A wonderfully fragrant and cold hardy ginger to give a tropical feel to any garden. The delicate white flowers looking like butterflies are a beautiful bonus in summer-autumn to the lush green foliage.

It also makes a good cut flower great for scenting the home.

Can be grown in pots but is a vigorous grower and should be split and repotted each year. Sent as a bare rooted rhizome.

Also known as White ginger lily.

Care

Part shade. Although of tropical origins, this plant can withstand low temperatures down to about -8°C. In winter the foliage may die down to the ground, but it will quickly regrow from underground the next spring. It prefers a soil that is high in organic matter and dry winter conditions. Remove old stems after flowers have faded to promote new growth.

Pests

Butterfly Ginger