This article has been marked as incomplete and in need of reformatting. Please help us to improve it.

Practical Plants is a community wiki. You can edit this page to improve the quality of the information it contains. To learn how, please read the editing guide.

Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Young buds and flowers are eaten or used as a flavouring[1][2]. Root - cooked. A famine food used when all else fails[1].

Flowers

Material uses

The stems contain 43 - 48% cellulose and are useful in making paper[3].

An essential oil obtained from the flowers is valued in high grade perfumes[4].

The root contains 1.7% essential oil, which is used medicinally[4].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The seed is aromatic, carminative and stomachic[3].

The root is antirheumatic, excitant and tonic[3][4]. The ground rhizome is used as a febrifuge[4]. An essential oil from the roots is carminative and has anthelmintic indications[4].

The plant has been used as a remedy for foetid nostril[4].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse at 18°c[5]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in the greenhouse. Plant out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division as growth commences in the spring[5]. Dig up the clump and divide it with a sharp spade or knife, making sure that each division has a growing shoot. Larger clumps can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, but it is best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a greenhouse until they are established. Plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring.

Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Hedychium coronarium. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.



Cultivation

Requires a rich moist soil and a sunny position[6]. It succeeds in shallow water[5] and can also be grown in a sunny border as a summer sub-tropical bedding plant[[7].

Plants are not very hardy, they tolerate temperatures down to about -2°c and can be grown at the foot of a south-facing wall in the milder areas of Britain if given a good mulch in the winter[7][5]. The flowers have a delicious perfume which is most pronounced towards evening[8]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[6].

The tubers should be only just covered by soil[6].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Hedychium coronarium. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hedychium coronarium.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hedychium coronarium
Genus
Hedychium
Family
Zingiberaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
high
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.


    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki. "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki., "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.






    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (1985-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.64.7 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Thomas. G. S. Perennial Garden Plants J. M. Dent & Sons, London. ISBN 0 460 86048 8 (1990-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    8. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
    9. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

    "image:Starr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg|248px" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

    Facts about "Hedychium coronarium"RDF feed
    Article is incompleteYes +
    Article requires citationsNo +
    Article requires cleanupYes +
    Belongs to familyZingiberaceae +
    Belongs to genusHedychium +
    Has binomial nameHedychium coronarium +
    Has common nameButterfly Ginger +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
    Has edible partFlowers +
    Has edible useUnknown use +
    Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
    Has hardiness zone9 +
    Has imageStarr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg +
    Has lifecycle typePerennial +
    Has material partUnknown part +
    Has material useEssential + and Paper +
    Has mature height1.5 +
    Has mature width1 +
    Has medicinal partUnknown part +
    Has medicinal useAntirheumatic +, Aromatic +, Carminative +, Febrifuge +, Stomachic + and Tonic +
    Has primary imageStarr 020803-0036 Hedychium coronarium.jpg +
    Has search namehedychium coronarium + and butterfly ginger +
    Has shade toleranceNo shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
    Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
    Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
    Has taxonomy nameHedychium coronarium +
    Has water requirementshigh +
    Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
    PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF edible use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF material use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF medicinal use notes migratedNo +
    PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
    PFAF toxicity notes migratedYes +
    Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
    Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
    Has subobjectThis property is a special property in this wiki.Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium +, Hedychium coronarium + and Hedychium coronarium +