Crepe Ginger (Hellenia speciosa)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Crepe Ginger
Give a thumbs up Cane Reed

Botanical names:
Hellenia speciosa Accepted
Cheilocostus speciosus Synonym
Costus speciosus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Attractive red bracts bear white flowers that resemble crepe paper.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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What kind of plant do I have? by bigbsurf12 Jun 15, 2019 9:07 AM 4

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