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Hedychium gardnerianum

Kahili Ginger

A robust ginger native to humid forests in the eastern Himalayas, the Khasia Hills and Indo-China between 1200 and 2400 m with thick shoots from 1 to about 1.8 m tall that carry large leaves and a big, terminal inflorescence with strongly scented, yellow and orange flowers. Easy in cultivation, it adapts well to many temperate climates. Under cool conditions it is deciduous in winter and survives even strong freezes with copious mulching.

 
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... are of high ornamental value
In long island in usa they need very little care and grow fast.
Impossible to kill. this was in a cold, dark garage for 8 months and is now putting out multiple stems. the leaves are ornamental as well as the flowers. You dont need to do anything for these plants. they will grow wether you want them to or not. UNdestructable.
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
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Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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