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Hedychium aurantiacum

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium (hed-EE-kee-um) (Info)
Species: aurantiacum (aw-ran-ti-AYE-kum) (Info)

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive aves2464 On Aug 21, 2009, aves2464 from Fresno, CA wrote:

This plant has survived 5 seasons in Zone 9, Fresno, California. Some frost damage has occurred but the plant quickly recovers. Flower spikes begin to form in August.


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

Fresno, California
Chiefland, Florida
Ashburn, Georgia
Charlotte, North Carolina

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