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Oh my goodness, I thought I had them in a good spot they get light shade till about 2-3pm then full sun. I bet that is the sun they need to not get , isn't it.
I'm gonna move the pot immediately and hope they revive. they are just looking kinda spindly. well leaved, but skinny.
OK!! Thank you, Thankyou, Thankyou. I hope I get to see a bloom or two. I think I am going to plant about half of what I have in the ground. y back deck gets morning sun and then depending on where around the deck, it is shaded by house or privacy fence anywhere from 12 - 3pm. Does that sound good? and when should I have them shaded by?
I hope I am not pestering you, but I do so want these to live. Up until this year I have been a woodland shade gardener. I'm here to tell you that it is lot's easier planning where to plant something when the sun isn't an issue.
I don't remember what you call them, but I think hat the very hardy flowering plants that can survive neglect and heat and drought are what I need l! LOL
My husband calls those plants plastic...grin, I call them weeds, LOL. You deck sounds like a fine place to put them. Just remember to mulch them heavily to protect them over the winter. They are listed as hardy to zone 7, so they should be quite happy. Just remember to keep them watered in the ground while they are getting established. They should have enough time to" get their grow on" before it gets cold. The rest of them, you can treat the same way, but bring in for winter, as the pot will not protect the roots over the winter.
so sorry.. somehow I missed this posting.
It was me that gave you the rhizomes. Like I've written you in dmail ..
"Hedychium Coronarium or White Butterfly ginger.
Some might take 3 years to bloom. You know the old saying..first year sleep, second year feed, third year, reap?
This is where our patience is tested.
They love to be fed, and once in a while, flood them. Just like the monsoon areas where they originate. "
Plant them in the ground next spring when you can. All my gingers are.
I hear ya Lili...I get everything ready, and try to wait til the very last minute before I start dragging it all in. I have discovered that almost everything I grow in pots can actually handle temps down to 40 degrees and even a little cooler, providing I keep the frost off of them. Even the orchids don't complain about the cooler weather...only thing about it is that I have to watch the local weather religiously for that frost warning...grin