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Hedychium Gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger)

Hedychium Gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger)

Architectural foliage and fragrant yellow flowers

Originating from the Himalayas, this is probably one of the hardiest hedychiums. The foliage is dramatic and architectural and can grow up to 40cm long, so it looks great in borders with a tropical theme. The flowers however are the crowning glory. In late summer to early autumn dense spikes of sweetly scented yellow flowers, each with protruding red stamens, top the leafy stems. Given plenty of space, this is a glamorous and spectacular plant to bring an exotic look to your garden.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
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