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Hedychium 'Disney'

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Hedychium 'Disney' flowers This is a form of Hedychium coccineum, also known as the "Honduras form". The story I have heard is that the original plant was "released from captivity" at Disney World many years ago by one of the pioneer ginger collectors, and ever since has been referred to as Hedychium 'Disney'. The old "Southern Perennials" (Mike Bridges) catalog indicated that this is also a synonym for Hedychium 'Orange Brush'.

One problem with many Hedychiums is that they are not strong upright plants and need staking to keep them from flopping all over the place. Not true of this one, it stands at nearly full attention throughout the summer months, growing to 4-5 ft tall in my garden. It starts very early in the season, one of the first to sprout new growth if grown in areas where it freezes back in witner. Just like the regular H. coccineum, the flowers are not fragrant, but they are very showy and I get blooms throughout the summer months and into the late fall. This is a vigorous plant, and given the right conditions a single rhizome will multiply to a fair sized patch in a single summer.

Hedychium 'Disney' is root hardy to zone 7, and the form for sale here is small enough a plant to conveniently be grown in pots and brought indoors in colder climates.

Grow Hedychium 'Disney' in 4-5 hours direct sun to get the best flowering and vigor. I have not tried it in shadier conditions. Like most Hedychiums, it needs rich, organic soil, kept plenty moist during active growth.


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