Ginger Lily

Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)

Last year the ginger lily failed to bloom at all, so even these shy few blossoms are a welcome sight: one spent, one open, one budding promise.

Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)

Hedychium coronarium (Ginger lily)

15 thoughts on “Ginger Lily

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Congratulations! Hope your ginger lilies look and smell great. Mine are in full sun but I think the soil needs more organic improvement and the plants definitely could use more regular watering than they receive.

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  1. automatic gardener

    The Butterfly Ginger (that’s what we call it here) was my first ginger given to me by my mother-in-law. Mine have started blooming in the spring and some will bloom this time of year too. I found that if I did not cut them back until they turned brown, they did better. Mine do not get full sun and I do water everyday.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Lovely to have passalong plants like this. That’s nice yours bloom twice. A neighbor down the street has had some blooming for a month–she probably waters them carefully.

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  2. Kris P

    Making you wait heightens the joy when the bloom appears! With all the news about Irma, I’ve been thinking of you Susie – I hope you’re not in the storm’s path.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. Irma was heading directly toward us in some of the early models but at this point it seems we will just get rain. So many people are not so lucky.

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  3. theshrubqueen

    I love those and had a hard time growing them in Atlanta and here! The key here seems to be out of the wind and organic matter. It is one of those perfect location perennials.

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  4. annjrippin

    Just lovely. I think that we call ginger lilies something different here. Also I have stopped even trying to grow them because of those bl**dy lily beetles. Red devils.

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