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PlantFiles: Butterfly Ginger
Hedychium 'Kane's Pink'

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium (hed-EE-kee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Kane's Pink
Hybridized by Kane

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Feb 22, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is apparently is an old cultivar.

One site (Gingersrus) notes that back in the 70's there was a ginger grower and amateur hybridizer named Mrs. Kane, who gave this ginger to a Mrs. Robertson who propagated and sold the plant at the Houston Bulb Mart by the name of 'Kane's Pink'.

Regional...

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

Lowndesboro, Alabama



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