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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Tropical > Hedychium coronarium
 
Hedychium coronarium - White Ginger

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tropical
Family: Zingiberaceae (Gingers)
Origin: India (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Hedychium coronarium (White Ginger) - Green leaves grow in a single plane along 3-6 feet tall stems rising from stout rhyzomes. The leaves measure to 2 feet long and 5 inches across and are softly hairy on the undersides. The very fragrant white flowers bloom during the summer and fall. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and irrigate regularly. It is a hardy Hedychium and noted as successful to USDA zone 7 (0-10 F). In cooler climates the foliage freezes down but it is evergreen in our nearly frost-free coastal garden.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hedychium coronarium.