Hedychium Coronarium Flavum (Creamy Ginger)

Hedychium Coronarium Flavum Seeds (Creamy Ginger Seeds)


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Prefers a warm, frost-free climate although its rhizome can survive temperatures as low as -10°C .


Hedychium coronarium flavum, the Creamy Ginger Lily, is widely appreciated for its odorant flowers. It grows on forest edges and in grassland of mountain areas of China, India and Thailand. It grows up to 2 meters tall. The inflorescence is erect and up to 20 cm long. The flowers are white and yellow with red-orange stamens and are very fragrant. The long strap leaves are blue-green, smooth-textured and about 60 cm long by 10 cm wide. The foliage is persistent if the plant isn’t exposed to frost. Hardiness zones 8-11, (5ºC/40ºF, -10ºC/15ºF) in winter. It prefers a warm, frost-free climate although its rhizome can survive temperatures as low as -10°C . In colder areas, either grow in containers or give winter protection. For best results, provide a rich, moist, well-drained soil, and with protection from cold winds. It prefers partial shade or partial sun; if kept in shade, it grows taller. It can tolerate strong sunshine.
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Common name Creamy Ginger
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Species Hedychium coronarium
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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 in an area not too hot, but cooler.

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