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Plant Identification: SOLVED: What kind of plant is this?

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Franklin, NC

September 23, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9667987

Hi everyone,
New to the forum, so bear with me as I find my way navigating through it all...

OK, what kind of plant is this? I purchased it in North Georgia-flea market,he couldn't remember what it was. I'm in Western NC (zone 6). I have it sitting in dappled light. It likes semi moist soil. Leaves curl when it gets too dry. New leaves unfurl when opening. Hasn't had any blooms. It's getting chilly at night here (50-60) so I'm not sure if it needs to come in...
Thank you for your help.

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Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 23, 2013
9:56 AM

Post #9668012

Something in the Zingiberaceae family e.g. Hedychium - difficult to ID without seeing flowers. Unlikely to be cold-hardy in zone 6. Over the winter you can keep it indoors in a cool location that does not freeze. Just let it dry out and go dormant. In spring move it outdoors and resume watering; new sprouts will emerge from the rhizomes.


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9668015

Well, it's definitely a ginger of some sort. Reminds me of a Hedychium.

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