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Monster Kahili inflorescense Every ginger collector is familiar with the yellow butterfly ginger, Hedychium gardnerianum, known as the "Kahili Ginger". It is very popular in Hawaii and is sometime even called Hawaiian Yellow Ginger. Well this one is different from the normal form. I received this in trade from a friend in Southern California who said she had received it from an old San Diego estate. She told me it was a big one, but WOW! When it bloomed for me this summer I could not believe how big the inflorescense got - over 17 inches tall! You might be able to see the 15 inch ruler behind the picture below.


A large flower spike indeed!


I am thinking this might be the same plant that Larry Shatzer calls Hedychium 'Gardner Waters', named after the late San Francisco ginger collector. I have some specimens from Larry, and they do get big, but not quite this big - I just had to name it something to distinguish it, so I came up with the name 'Monster Kahili'. And yes… in case you were wondering they do have a fragrance, although not as strong as the common white butterfly ginger.

I grow this Hedychium in rich, moist, organic soil in about 5 hours direct sun. It is probably hardy at least in Zone 8.

Monster Kahili

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