Butterfly Ginger is one of the more cold tolerant herbaceous perennial gingers available in the nursery trade. This species resembles a small Canna spp. with terminal clusters of fragrant white orchid-like flowers. Plants are short slowly spreading moderately coarse textured evergreen shrubs in subtropical to tropical climates or they serve as herbaceous perennials through zone 7.
Plant Habit or Use:
Perennial, shrub, small shrub, medium shrub, tropical
sun, partial sun
White, frangrant, orchid-like in small clusters.
3-valved orange arils with red seeds; produced mostly in subtropcial climates.
4 ft to 6 ft tall.
slowly spreading by rhizomes.
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Non-Defined Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Non-Defined Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Non-Defined Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Non-Defined Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Non-Defined Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
One of the most hardy gingers available in the U.S. nursery trade.
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