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Hedychium gardnerianum - Kahili Ginger


Hedychium gardnerianum - Kahili Ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum - Kahili Ginger)

Many very sweetly fragrant Kahili Gingers are still blooming at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken at night on August 24, 2010.



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You are welcome to this one Delonix! as it is listed as a weed of concern on conservation land in New Zealand and Hawaii. It has been recognized as one of "The World's 100 Worst Invasive Alien Species" by the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG). Pity though as it is so pretty.

24 Aug, 2010

 

Drc726:

You are absolutely correct! Many species of Hedychium can be very invasive.
Being from Hawaii I know it grows wild in many areas of the islands...however, it's a very beloved plant for its fragrance.

24 Aug, 2010

 

Wow our weeds are this pretty..I'd have them ..Swop you some bind weed.... LOL

24 Aug, 2010

 

Does it spread through its root system or self seed?
It's pretty stunning.

24 Aug, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

: > )

24 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

It spreads very quickly by rhizomes...and many will produce plantlets where the flower have have bloomed on the flower-spike.

I have many memories of removing many, many bags of rhizomes from the yard to the trash of the Kahili, white, yellow and orange flowering gingers as a kid.

24 Aug, 2010

 

So if kept in a pot it'll be a beautiful addition to the garden!

24 Aug, 2010

 

Meanie:

In your climate it's probably best to grow them in the ground from spring through late fall then lift the rhizomes and store them over winter.

24 Aug, 2010

 

oh beautiful!!!!

27 Aug, 2010

 

Aleyna:

Thanks! : > )

27 Aug, 2010



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