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Hedychium coronarium var. flavum

Creamy Butterfly Ginger

A lesser-known variety of this popular ornamental ginger from India with strongly scented, cream colored flowers. Just as easy and tough in cultivation.

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Seeds from this species ...

... are very easy to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Placed in seed starter mix (very fine peat & vermiculite) in 50-70% relative humidity (germination chamber) and bottom heat so 70-80F. Rapid germination starting after one week. 30% in 30 days.
Submitted on 08/01/2011 by Boyd Mason

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plant cultivation comments by our visitors
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Plants from this species ...

... are of high ornamental value
In Central Coast New South Wales Australia in Australia they need very little care and grow normal.
I bought this plant in a nursery where it was sold as a water-loving ginger. I was told it needed to be grown in a pond. However, I have planted it in sandy soil in a climate which is temperate really and it is thriving. I live on the Central Coast of New South Wales Australia. The other gingers I planted have died. It grows to about 10 ft and spreads, it gets watered once a week and is in partial shade.
Submitted on 17/02/2006 by Christine Coghill ccoghill@dodo.com.au

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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Suitable for: all

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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