Hedychium Gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger)

Hedychium Gardnerianum Seeds (Kahili Ginger Seeds)

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It is a robust plant with huge inflorescences, Hedychium gardnerianum has bright yellow blooms with red-orange stamens and a delicate fragrance.

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Originating from India and the Himalayan foothills Hedychium gardnerianum is a lush-looking exotic even without such a triumphant flowering display. Fragrant, leafy, semi-tropical perennial herb up to 4-5 feet tall. It is a robust plant with huge inflorescences, Hedychium gardnerianum has bright yellow blooms with red-orange stamens and a delicate fragrance. Flowers from July through October. Flower heads are about a foot tall and some 6 inches across. Long, bright green, lance-shaped leaves, 20 cm long by 10 cm wide. Hardiness zones 9-11, (5ºC/40ºF, -5ºC/25ºF) in Winter. It prefers a warm, frost-free climate although it will grow outside in temperate areas that have light, infrequent frosts. For best results, provide a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade and with protection from cold winds. In frost-prone areas, either grow in containers or give Winter protection.
Label Hedychium gardnerianum
Common name Kahili Ginger
Family No
Genus Hedychium
Species Hedychium gardnerianum
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Soak the seeds for 2 hours in hot water. Soaking is beneficial in two ways; it can soften a hard seed coat and also leach out any chemical inhibitors in the seeds which may prevent germination. Sow at 1/2" in pots or trays of moist seed compost. Place in a warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between (20ºC/68ºF, 25ºC/77ºF). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 2-6 weeks, it can take longer, don't give up. The plant is healthier if grown not too hot, but cooler.
Scarification / Stratification No

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