Boesenbergia hamiltonii is a hardy ginger relative with subtropical foliage and orchid-like white and carmine pink flowers.
Boesenbergia hamiltonii, known as Hamilton's rosy orchid ginger or Hamilton's fingerroot, is a hardy ginger relative from India that will emerge in late spring or early summer with attractive pleated canna-like foliage up to three feet tall followed by beautiful orchid-like tubular white flowers with pink and carmine throats on three inch stems that emerge from the base of the leaf stems. Plant in well-drained soils that are moist in summer and drier in winter. It is hardy to zone 7b. Mulch with fallen leaves in winter. In colder zones, grow it as a container specimen and protect in winter. It will most likely also go dormant indoors for 2-3 months. Let it dry out and water only sparingly to keep soil off-dry until spring.
Common Name: Hamilton's Rosy Orchid Ginger - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-11
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Red
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Moist forest understoreys up to 6000 feet in northeast India
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent
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