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

Posted by hard-at-work 6B (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 29, 09 at 10:24

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

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).

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

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Tropicalesque forum

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

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.

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