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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Boesenbergia hamiltonii

Hamilton's Rosy Orchid Ginger

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Item #: 9023

Zones: 7b to 11

Dormancy: Winter, Spring

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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I'm betting you've never grown a hardy boesenbergia. We hadn't either until 2006, when we planted a patch without high expectations for survival...surprise! Although our plant wouldn't be formally named as a new species until 2013, Boesenbergia hamiltonii, named after Scottish botanist Francis Hamilton (1762-1829), can be found on moist mountain forest floors in Northeast India at elevations of up to 6,000'. Boesenbergia hamiltonii, which has survived 9 degrees F, so far, emerges in mid-to late June with 30" tall, pleated, canna-shaped leaves that are followed in early July with orchid-like flowers. The flowers are white with a carmine face and emerge from the rhizome on 3" stalks...simply unreal and very easy to grow in average garden soil in light shade.