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Ginger dormancy question

Mc Call Creek, MS

All gingers go dormant where I live (zone 8b) if left outside in winter.

Do they go dormant naturally, or does the weather cause the dormancy? I'm specifically referring to hedychiums here.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

mine don't in the garage which about 43 degree in winter

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Gay, it is prolonged exposure to cold that makes them go dormant. In the the simplist terms - the ground gets cold, they go to 'sleep'.

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Mc Call Creek, MS

Okay, thanks Donna and Dale.


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