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Hedychium 'Dr. Moy'

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Hedychium hybrid 'Dr. Moy' Seems like I have lots of favorites, but this is indeed my favorite Hedychium hybrid - the only one I know that is variegated. Hedychium 'Dr. Moy', as I prefer to call it, is a hybrid of H. flavum and H. coccineum that was bred by the retired botanist, Dr. Moy of San Antonio Botanical Gardens. It has become quite popular and widely available.

I asked lots of people about the Dr. Moy who created this - the only variegated Hedychium, and none of the ginger experts I know could tell me much about him. A few years ago I was in San Antonio and had the pleasure of meeting him in person. He was totally unaware of the popularity of his creation, nor did he know that it had been renamed after him. He originally named this plant Hedychium 'Robusta'. He showed me the original records and said it was a hybrid of H. flavum and H. coccineum. Out of about 200 seedlings, ONLY ONE produced the variegated foliage. This is the first variegated Hedychium, although there are many people working on Hedychium hybrids.


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Hedychium 'Dr. Moy' is a medium (4-5 ft) butterfly ginger with very stout and strong sheaths that never need staking to keep it upright. The flower head is huge! It is showy for both flowers and its unique variegated foliage. The flowers are slightly fragrant, with a peachy orange color and darker centers. The variegation is sometimes very pronounced but sometimes less noticable and more speckled than striped.

Hedychium 'Dr. Moy' The growing requirements are similar to other Hedychiums, part sun and rich, moist, organic soil.

Hedychium 'Dr. Moy'

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