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Hedychium gardnerianum/Kahili Ginger

Hedychium gardnerianum / Hedychium gardnerianum
Seed pods and foliage
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Seed pods and foliage

A mass planting of the Kahili ginger

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Scientific Name: Hedychium gardnerianum
Common Name: Kahili Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The Kahili ginger has striking yellow flowers with exotic fragrance. The blue-green leaves are on plants that grow to about six feet tall. This quick growing species can be very invasive in the landscape. Root hardy in zone 8 and foliage hardy in zones 9 and 10.