Bloemen-flowers Hedychium forrestii - Ginger

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  • Article number: HEDFOR01

Hedychium forrestii has beautiful flowers from August to the end of September. 
This ginger species occurs in the Himalayas to an altitude of 2,500 meters.
The green leaves of the Hedychium forrestii have leafsticks that are fresh green in color. The sheet looks like that of the canna. This ginger is about 80/100 cm high.

The big flowers are white with orange / salmon colored stamens and smell delicious. The ginger may be used as a fertilizer for grains of crustaceans or other fertilizers during the season.
After flowering, the plants are cut back to 30 cm at the end of September/beginning of October. 
In winter, winter (in pot) at a temperature of + 1ºC or warmer in a light or dark place. Keep the soil as dry as possible in winter.
If planted in a wet place in the full soil, rather than digging tubers and frost freezing in turf due to root rot.

In a dry place in winter with some cover of humus or tree bark, this ginger can only overwinter on the ground.
Make sure that the frost does not get too deep into the ground.
Often the winter hardness is not so important to ghosts, if it goes wrong in the full soil it is often due to a too wet place where the ginger root rots away.
Winter hardness zone 8a (-10 / -12ºC).

  • Article number: HEDFOR01
  • Minimum temperature: -10/-12ºC
  • Location: Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type: Well permeable
  • Water requirement: Light damp
  • Full ground: Yes, apply a good layer of mulching over the plant in winter.
  • Tub plant:
  • Flowering period: 8-10
  • Origin / habitat: South-East Asia, Himalaya
  • Growth rate: Snel
  • Maximum plant height: 80/100 cm
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