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#133032 Sep 23rd, 2007 at 05:27 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can tell me.
I live in north east Pennsylvania


I have a white ginger plant that has been planted ouside all Summer and has multiplied itself. What I want to know is can I treat the roots like you would canna roots and bring them in over the Winter. I am potting one set up , but I have 5 more and I don't have the space to keep them all alive.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Kratz7

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Kratz7 #133034 Sep 23rd, 2007 at 05:35 AM
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I grew a ginger plant from a grocery store root, and was given a pinecone ginger root. Ones in a pot outside, and one is in the ground. I read if the pot is large enough you can bring it in and treat it like a houseplant. The one i have in the ground I am going to dig up, once the foliage starts to brown and treat like a calla. I've never tried it before, hope it works.


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By White Ginger, I am guessing you are talking about Hedychium coronarium also known as Butterfly lily and Garland flower. This can be grown in pots as houseplants.


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Or you can treat it just like cannas. It should come back from bare root if it is stored well.


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Hi Jonni,

Thanks for the information, I will store half of the bulbs in the basement and the other half in flower pots. I'm going to run out of room..... lol

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I am so lucky that I don't have to dig mine up. But when you envy that remember that things like peonies are really crumby here. There is a drawback or two.


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