Hedychium coccineum (Hardy Ginger)

Hedychium coccineum (Hardy Ginger)

Zone: 7 - 9
Natural Range: Himalayas
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part shade-sun
Height: 4'

Attributes:  Deciduous, A large and robust Hedychium with spikes of orange - yellow flowers and banana like foliage.  Flowers from late summer through frost.

Notes:  A tall species that is one of the best Hedychiums for the temperate climate.  Plant in a moist location that gets sun, but is still a bit protected.  Very exotic and tropical looking.  Plants can increase quite quickly to form large clumps.  The rhizome is very shallow, often the top is at the surface, so mulch with straw or leaves for frost protection.

Companion plants:  Gunnera, Musa, Impatiens, Roscoea, Lilium, Lobelia tupa

Hedychium coccineum (Hardy Ginger)


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