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Hedychium Hybrid
Hedychium 'Luna Moth'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium (hed-EE-kee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Luna Moth
Hybridized by Tom Wood

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lowndesboro, Alabama

San Leandro, California

Trenton, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 3, 2008, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Found this in a nearby nursery. Although very pretty with it's huge flowers, it wasn't half as fragrant as White Butterfly. Think it's one ginger I can do without.