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Old 07-11-2014, 08:56 PM
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Gingers / Hedychium


Anyone grow these ?

I always have a couple around - they are fantastic, easy plants and do great in pots.

Just ordered 3 new giant varieties to add to my modest collection which consists mostly of species Hedychiums.

I'm also growing Zingiber spectabile now; a new one for me, and they are proving to be just as easy and fun.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:09 PM
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no i do not have any ginger/Hedychium and do not know what you are talking about but they sound so pretty and easy to grow
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:27 PM
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I am trying ginger root does that count???
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:46 PM
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Absolutely! They are not Hedychiums, but they definitely are gingers
I tried that, too, but they just molded up. I think they are treated to prevent them from growing at the food store. Start them off very dry, actually, and you might have better luck.
Raccoon - Hedychiums is one of the many genera in the ginger family. They grow from iris-like rhizomes - huge "tuberous" type roots, and have many tall thick leaves. The 3 I just ordered grow taller than 7 feet There are even a couple of epiphytic ones.

Most are known to be very fragrant, and some have very cool, unusual flowers (check out the Z. spectabile, or beehive ginger.)
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:54 PM
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okay thank you for the information i will look that up
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:59 PM
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OOoo the behive ginger is very pretty...
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