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Hedychium gigantum

Posted by thefof NSW Aust (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 30, 14 at 8:04

Guys
I bought a pair of rhizomes last winter, and both grew during the summer to about 1m but showed no inclination to flower. I realise they probably need some time to get established.
Checking the web, it looks like the species name should end in 'eum'. Apart from that I can find no information.
Have any of you had any experience with this plant?
How long does it need to settle in?
Are there any special conditions/tricks they like/need?

They are planted in a bed that gets full sun from about midday, but with a cool root run, as they are growing through a bed of Erigeron karvinskianus (Seaside daisy).
I am in Western Sydney, NSW


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RE: Hedychium gigantum

The Hedychium coronarium which is white flowering, is commonly grown here, reaching to 5 to 6 feet. It blooms late in the fall. Here it does best with an eastern exposure, with morning sun. There is also a yellow flowering species also grown here. Both do equally as well. Our climate gets down to an average winter low of about 25f which will knock them back, but they recover quickly. They are both equally fragrant. Al


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RE: Hedychium gigantum

The Hedychium coronarium which is white flowering, is commonly grown here, reaching to 5 to 6 feet. It blooms late in the fall. Here it does best with an eastern exposure, with morning sun. There is also a yellow flowering species also grown here. Both do equally as well. Our climate gets down to an average winter low of about 25f which will knock them back, but they recover quickly. They are both equally fragrant. Al


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