Hedychium greenii

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Red Butterfly Ginger, Hedychium greenii, has beautiful green and maroon colored foliage and produces fragrant, salmon-red, butterfly shaped flowers in late summer.  36-48″ tall and wide.  Best flowering is achieved when given warm temperatures, plenty of light with protection from the hottest sun, ample fertilizer and plenty of water.   It can even be grown in shallow water to ensure that it’s water needs are met.  Deciduous in cool winter regions and can be mulched for extra cold protection.  It is native to the Himalayan foothills to 5,000 feet and has been found to be hardy to about 15 degrees F. Zingiberaceae

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