Episode #149 | Original Air Date: September 24, 2020
Butterfly ginger flowers come in white, pink, orange, and red tones and last from late spring through early fall.
The fragrant blooms can also be cut and brought indoors to enjoy. Even if you don’t cut the flowers for arrangements, it’s helpful to remove old flower stalks to encourage new growth.
These tropical perennials will die to the ground in North Florida, but they’ll stay evergreen in South Florida.
Butterfly gingers perform best when planted in part shade with rich, organic soil. Depending on the variety, they typically grow 4 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.
Once established, these Florida-Friendly plants need little care aside from watering.
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