Hedychium ellipticum (Rock Butterfly Lily, Hardy Ginger)

$16.00

Hedychium ellipticum (Rock Butterfly Lily, Hardy Ginger)

Family:  Zingiberaceae
Zone: (7)8 - 10
Natural Range: Himalayas, India and Nepal
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part shade-sun
Height: 4'
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit
Bloom Time:  August to October

Attributes:  Deciduous, A short slender Hedychium with arching stems, broad banana like dark green leaves to 1' long.  Dense mass of cream-colored flowers and orange stamens.  Summer flowering.

Notes:  What a stunner!!!!!  In the wild Hedychium ellipticum grows to about 1800m.  Plant in a slightly shady yet moist and warm location.  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 ellipticum (Rock Butterfly Lily, Hardy Ginger)

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