Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by M Farooq » October 1st, 2013, 10:41 pm

Khurram sb, there is no overlap, as Farhan as made an alphabetical list of all plants listed so far. So don't worry about double entries. Thats is my key idea is as well that this forum should serve as an educational platform as well for the public/ hobbyists like us. There is apparently no comprehensive online list of our local plants/ or plants that can be grown in Pakistan gardens. If you are willing, Farhan will add you to the list of people who can add entries. So all you have to do is to just post in the databse instead of your section M.I. Khurram gardens whenever you want...it will be more systematic and more organized! Your ginger lily is a perfect example of a potential entry.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by Izhar » October 2nd, 2013, 2:23 pm

mikhurram wrote:The thing about Hedychium is that it has there for a long time but usually people are not aware of it. It's commonly found in public parks like the Race Course Park. It ought to be available in Karachi and usually people at the nursery are not aware of their name and maybe if you can show them a picture then they will be able to recognize it. I had 4 spare rhizomes in March this year and ended up distributing. Hopefully next year i may have some more to share.

The bright sunshine is morning sun?
I will recognize it myself if available 8-) ... its been a long time i visited a nursery :roll: ... there are 2-4 types of gingers available in Karachi, but none of them is fragrant... will check out the nurseries soon

Bright light but not direct sunshine from 9 am to 3 pm...

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by mikhurram » October 2nd, 2013, 3:12 pm

Ideally morning sun till 11 or 12 am and then shade with a moist soil would be ideal for them. I am not sure whether they would do well in bright light without direct sunshine.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by mikhurram » October 18th, 2013, 4:38 pm

Blooms of Hedychium grown in a pot which emerged today. Perfumes are also made from white Hedychium by re-known companies likes Estee Lauder. Turns out that it is the national flower of Cuba.

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Cut stalk in a vase.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » October 18th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Its so beautiful. From where can i get it Khurram.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by mikhurram » October 18th, 2013, 10:42 pm

A few days ago, i had sent Kaleem sahib this Hedychium variety in a pot and i believe there were two rhizomes in it. You can request him for a rhizome and i am sure he can spare one rhizome.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by Mustansir Billah » October 18th, 2013, 11:34 pm

Wow! pure white blooms!:)

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » October 18th, 2013, 11:44 pm

Khurram sb first i,l search it may be i get it from a nursery. If not then i,l wait when ever he has spare Rhizome i,l request him.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by mikhurram » October 18th, 2013, 11:49 pm

Actually I had a word with him before replying and he said he would be happy to give you a rhizome since he has a spare rhizome. I figured that logistically that would be the most convenient solution as I believe you also have a residence in Islamabad. Or whenever you intend to visit Lahore you are welcome to get it from me. Usually these are difficult to find as most of the nurseries are not aware of them.

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Re: Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » October 19th, 2013, 10:47 am

I see. i,l contact Mr Kaleem on my trip to Islamabad. May be next week end i,l be there.

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