Papito, I think that the White Ginger lily plants
you gave me (a little over a year ago) are "Hedychium coronarium"... right?
I think I must have planted them outdoors a bit too late last spring
, so they didn't have enough time to get settled in well enough to flower
for me. The plants
did well, & were coming right along, but they stopped when the weather cooled down!
(I'm also thinking that maybe they were so slow last year because I planted them too deep.)
It's a "warm" day here today (60* & it's only noon), & I'm thinking about going out & switching them around with my Cannas, because last year they got up to 3' tall... & the Cannas (which I'd planted in front of the Ginger) went up to 4'! I'm hoping that there is enough space behind them
, so I can move the Cannas without disturbuing the Ginger. (I REALLY want them to bloom this year!)
Since Weezie told me a long time ago that there is no such thing as a "stupid" question around here, here I go....
They never did "die back" all the way, but they dont look very good right now, with the upper leaf tips all brownish. Do I just trim them down to where the nice looking leaves are, or should I whack them off at ground level so they can start over?
Any tips will be appreciated!