Hedychium gardnerianum is a hardy ginger with big, bold, beautiful heads of subtropical flowers in yellow and orange atop attractive subtropical foliage.
One of the best-known species of the genus, Hedychium gardnerianum has foot tall inflorescences of bright canary yellow flowers with fiery red stamens. The flowers have a light fragrance. The season's new stems emerge late, often in June. Full sun in rich soil with abundant moisture during the growing season. Mulch with fallen leaves in winter. In colder regions grow in a pot or store in dry peat moss and keep above zero.
Common Name: Hardy Kahili Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sunny or shady forest edges. Shaded woodland and steep banks along roadsides growing along with grasses and low bush.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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