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Kaempferia gilbertii

Variegated ginger lily

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Features

  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green variegated

Description

Kaempferia gilbertii (Variegated ginger lily). This species is a perennial with elliptical pale green variegated leaves. The flowers are produced in terminal spikes of white, pink or purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their aromatic leaves and their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost in bright filtered light. When grown outdoors grow in well-drained soil in partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe or divide the rhizomes in the spring.

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