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Hedychium densiflorum


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Hedychium densiflorum is a reliable bloomer in late summer with wands of light orange flowers.


Description:
Hedychium densiflorum is a shorter species with smaller flower spikes than the other hardy gingers but is a reliable late summer bloomer and likely the hardiest of the genus. Three foot tall stems are topped with 18 inch long inflorescences of tightly packed, deep orange, moderately fragrant flowers. 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 Ginger

Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist places and on forest edges.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

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