hedychium coronarium, any luck in MD/DC/VA?

hard-at-workMarch 29, 2009

Hi there,

I was curious if anyone had luck growing these white ginger in our area. I've got mostly a shady hill side, but I can make room in my sunny spots for this if need be.

I'm a transplant from Miami, so I'm always looking for some tropical feel.

Thanks much-

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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

I haven't grown them personally, but several people in the local DCTropics group are growing them and report that they are reliably hardy.

If you're interested in growing tropicals, check us out. Gardenweb doesn't accept a direct link to the group, but you can Google "DCTropics" to find us (our group is the first result that pops up).

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 9:22AM
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JohnnieB(Washington, DC 7a/b)

BTW be sure to check out the "Tropicalesque" forum here on Gardenweb.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tropicalesque forum

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 10:07AM
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annebert(6b/7a MD)

Your zone (6B) is colder than DC. I have been trying for several years here in 6B/7A to get one to survive the winter outside so that it will flower - it's one of my favorite scents...

I'll let you know in a few weeks if it worked.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 5:54PM
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