Are the roots of the White Butterfly Ginger Hedychium Plant Edible - I have been asked this question and I don't want to mislead anypone I tried to look it up on Google. I did not find a satisfactory answer.
Thanks, guys! Good to know! I make this drink that I saw on Oprah that Dr. Oz recommended. It has uncooked spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon, and some ginger root all in a blender with ice, and it's really not bad.
I have often wished that my interest had some kind of a boost and that I eventually took horticulture and landscaping and opened a nursery and garden center.
I don't think I thought of myself as being successful at anything when I was young; just no ambition, tenacity, resourcefulness. Daydreaming doesn't work, lol. Neither does being raised in hotel with nothing to do.
Can anyone tell me how to get mine to bloom? They were given to me by Tropicana and are growing well. She mentioned morning sun but other than that I don't have a clue. I gave them a shot of super phosphates because our soil is low in phosphates but that's all.
Also, how do I winter them over? It's too cold here to leave them in the ground. Do I cut them down and save the root?
Have a little patience with them woodspirit1, ours haven't bloomed yet this year either. They do like a good loose soil with lots of organic matter worked in - and - don't skimp on the water when it gets hot and dry.
You can wait for the top to die back naturally, dig the dormant rhizome and store it in a cool dry place, or pot it and let it stay dormant until spring, just keep it from freezing.
Just this week my first one has started to open, they are late bloomers. They may be especially slow this year because of the drought. I have a fairly large bed of them and last year they were very late also and the bloom clusters were smaller than usual. We have been on watering restrictions for several years now. I leave them in the ground here in zone 7b.
In researching Hedychium Coronarium Ginger lily...I see zone 8a...I am on the cusp of 7b. So my question is this, to plant in ground ? SW side with heavy winter mulch or should I pot as a House plant that lives outdoors, except when freezes come, then pull to unheated sun room, or should I keep indoors as a house plant in winter. I was sent a lovely few plants and don/\'t want them to die ...so
I think I would just mulch them for winter. They should die back to rest. They would not make good houseplants as they need sun and get to be about 6ft tall. If you have several,, try digging one up and store the rhizome for winter.
I was given some white butterfly ginger. Live in the Piedmont area of NC (7a but last 2-3 years have been more like 7b) (I do have some plants outside that are zone 8 that have survived a few years)...anyway. these gingers fill a 14"-16" pot, and are about 3' tall. Should I have a hole dug and plant them outside or bring'em in or what??
Thanks for any helpful hints,