Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hedychium 'Dr. Moy'


Hedychium 'Dr. Moy'



This beautiful butterfly ginger grows to about 7 feet and displays a huge and very showy flower head.



 but the special thing about this plant, and why I grow it, are the variegated leaves. The white streaks and spots on the leaves look like sun patches. Of course it does not hurt that the flowers are fragrant ;-)




I grow mine under a Loquat tree and a Crepe Myrtle, it gets filtered sunlight and a good amount of water. Easy to grow and low maintenance, a favorite of mine.




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    1. Danke, es freut mich sehr wenn du meinen blog besuchst :-)

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  2. Seven feet! The blooms are spectacular, and I also really like the foliage. I have a huge weakness for variegated foliage!

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    1. me too, I love variegated plants. Some revert back, sadly, but this Hedychium is stable for me. I have this plant for 10 years without a problem :-)

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