planting of Hedychium gingers

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tatter
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planting of Hedychium gingers

Post by tatter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:27 pm

Anybody got any advicon how the roots of these should be planted. ie below soil and at what depth or with upper most part proud of soil.Many thanks
Jim
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planting of Hedychium gingers

Post by charliep » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:03 pm

Not critical but I always submerge all the root system as they quickly mound up above ground level at which point they are vulnerable to hard frost events (although they always come back from deeper down)
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planting of Hedychium gingers

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 pm

Agree with Charlie. Mine tend to 'surface' but in my mild and sheltered site they are never damaged and after a few years I divide and submerge them.


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planting of Hedychium gingers

Post by tatter » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:29 pm

Thank you Charlie and Greville for your advice .
Jim
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