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Hedychium flavum /Yellow Butterfly Ginger

Hedychium flavum  / Hedychium flavum
Inflorescence of handsome flowers and foliage
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Inflorescence of handsome flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Hedychium flavum
Common Name: Yellow Butterfly Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The flowers are heavily perfumed and are used in leis. Butterfly shaped blooms emerge from the top of the plants during the warm months. The yellow flowers have an orange patch in the center and are use in mass plantings in the landscape.