Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) 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
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant 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: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Oct 5, 2005, icuraqt from Warner Robins, GA wrote:
My ginger lilies grow against a wall on the east side of the house. They have required little to no care and spread by tubers. The fragrance of the bloom is outstanding! I've taken the blooms to my classroom, where the fragrance permeates the entire room.
On Oct 28, 2003, brendawc from Jacksonville, AL wrote:
This plant is very easy to grow. I have poor soil. There is no seed collecting as it grows from the roots which multiply each year. Best place to plant is in a damp area like an airconditioner run off.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Athens, Alabama Blue Mountain, Alabama Jacksonville, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama Capistrano Beach, California Alford, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Clarkston, Georgia Kingsland, Georgia Tyrone, Georgia Hammond, Louisiana Springfield, Oregon Irmo, South Carolina Eagleton Village, Tennessee Middle Valley, Tennessee Wildwood Lake, Tennessee Mcallen, Texas Muniz, Texas Virginia Beach, Virginia Winchester, Virginia (2 reports)