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Hedychium coronarium

#1 User is offline   ladybird 

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 05:20 PM

Who else grow this besides Isla? I just bought one and looks like another start to a new collection...yay me! Just love its fragrance!

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 06:40 PM

i had it and loved it, but it didn't seem to like me much, so......
i heard it's able to grow as a marginal water plant too ie. constant wet feet. Haven't tried that. Fragrance is lovely.
BTW,this reminds me. Shamrock had it as well- whatever happened to him?
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:31 PM

HortVet said:

Shamrock had it as well- whatever happened to him?


Shamrock is a "her". She's bz recently as I have found out...
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:12 PM

sorry shamrock!
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:48 PM

hey babe, this plant is really interesting. Had some white ones a couple years back. They come in other colours too (but different species) like yellow and peach. The flowers smell really good and they flower easily. The best thing is that these plants are not temperamental and go into deep sleep suddenly, so you'd expect to see the delightful light green leaves and nice flowers. Howeveer, they tend to be attacked by this kind of translucent catapillar that rolls its leaves with white threads and bites them jagged. Exasperating. Plants are really unsightly then. But one thw whole they are lovely plants! Start very very very quickly from rhizomes and flowers very fast from rhizomes too (much unlike my heiconias...arghhhh)!:grin:
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 12:06 PM

I grow this ginger and like it alot.
Nice photos (o:
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:11 PM

Attached an orange one :hehe:

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:22 PM

Very pretty! I wonder if they have the same fragrance?
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:07 PM

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Very pretty!  I wonder if they have the same fragrance?

I don't know.Maybe there's something different. :huh:/>
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 08:53 AM

babe said:

Very pretty!  I wonder if they have the same fragrance?


The fragrance amongst Hedychiums could be different. Yellow/orange ones tend to have a citrusy scent. Smells a little like what you get when you crush citrus leaves. Looks like babe may be getting hooked on Hedychiums. :cool:
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Posted 09 February 2005 - 08:18 PM

I believe the white coronarium has the strongest fragrance amongst all the coloured hybrids.
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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:11 AM

There is also a yellow colored coronarium here in the country.

But white is the favorite among the local growers here in the Philippines
We call the plant " camia" its local name here.
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Posted 17 February 2005 - 01:26 PM

Rence said:

There is also a yellow colored coronarium here in the country.

But white is the favorite among the local growers here in the Philippines
We call the plant " camia" its local name here.


Do you use the flowers to make "leis" like in hawaii over in Philippines, or use them in festivals/prayers?
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:15 AM

Yup!
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:21 PM

Hi! I'm back and this is the first time I'm seeing this posting. No worries, Hortvet. I still have my white butterfly ginger - it's been multiplying fast. I saw another variety recently at a garden nursery - it had a patch of rich yellow in the centre. It was fragrant but not as fragrant as the white. But i love that picture of the orange one - gorgeous!
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:18 AM

I like the color yellow and orange. Why not try to cultivate those varieties?
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 09:53 PM

Hi All,

I have just addicted to gingers, envisions the next craze.

I got the two common Hedychiums, the common white one and the salmon one.

Just how many colors are there?

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:16 PM

I have seen the white one being grown like a lotus with water in it's pot and flowering like crazy. I have mine grown in the ground in partial shade.
Just got those orange ones, very pretty plants.
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Posted 20 November 2005 - 10:57 PM

This plant makes me like gingers, although all other gingers do not have the intoxicating fragrance like this one. But it did make me look into the different kinds of gingers and that got me hooked...
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Posted 21 November 2005 - 08:33 AM

Wilson, looks like you are getting into bigger and BIGGER plants!

Hmm.. I think I might get a white one and grow it hydroponics in expanded clay. But the fragrance can be a little too strong esp in an enclosed area. Would the neighbours mind?
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