Tropicals forum: Who are the hedychium people here?

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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Oct 12, 2014 5:05 PM CST
A few yrs ago, I stopped gardening and my flower beds fell into disarray. Husband finally took to the beds with his lawnmower and wiped out weeds, plants, and tags. Amazingly much of the flora survived and with the ability of the sun to shine on the plants, the growing began. I've been delighted seeing my old friends and some new ones too. I did keep lists of my passions, which are daylilies, crinum, and hedychiums. This is a first time flowerer for me, and it matches absolutely nothing that I have bought unless it's an Aloha Tropical disaster. I have been known to succumb to their pictures. It is fragrant and 4 ft high when it bloomed. So if anyone recognizes this hedy, please sing out! Thank You!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 14, 2014 5:29 PM CST
I have a few hedychiums, Kabby, and one of mine 'Dr. Moy' has flowers a similar color, but perhaps a little more orange. Does your plant have any variegation on the leaves? There are quite a few cultivars with that peachy shade, I think. Here's a clump of Dr. Moy.
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Here's a link to another one that it could be, and this one has plain green foliage:
http://www.plantdelights.com/Hedychium-Daniel-Weeks-for-sale...




Elaine

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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
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Kabby
Oct 15, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Thanks for your response Elaine. No it's not Dr. Moy, I was able to identify that one right off the bat from the varigation. Daniel Weeks is more yellow. I think this one is going to have to go down as a NOID. Probably will send it right over that fence to my neighbor. Thank You!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 16, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Ooh, it's so pretty, and fragrant too! You're not giving it away just because of not having a name?

Only others I have are the white Butterfly with heavenly fragrance, and Hedychium greenii which has been a big disappointment, but I'm going to try moving it to more sun to see if it will bloom better. It puts up great looking scapes, then makes proliferations (baby plants on top) instead of blooming the gorgeous red flowers it's supposed to have.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill

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