In mid-late August ‘Tara’ offers dramatic large fiery orange and fragrant flower clusters. The most reliable bloomer for the West Coast climate and indispensable as a subtropical accent in the perennial border. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. 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: 7b-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forest edges and in grasslands of mountainous areas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
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