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Hedychium flavum/Yellow Butterfly Ginger

Hedychium flavum / Hedychium flavum
Has fragrant yellow flowers that strongly resemble the Butterfly Ginger
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Has fragrant yellow flowers that strongly resemble the Butterfly Ginger

Delicate yellow, fragrant flowers present summer and fall

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Scientific Name: Hedychium flavum
Common Name: Yellow Butterfly Ginger
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: A tall growing ginger that needs sun to grow well. Can attain a height of over 7 feet. One of the most fragrant of gingers grown in the garden. This ginger is often confused with Hedychium flavescens, the flowers of which, have a splotch of orange at the base of the petals.