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Hedychium coccineum (aurantiacum)


Hedychium coccineum produces deep orange fragrant tropical flowers with pink filaments atop tropical foliage.

Hedychium coccineum (syn. H. aurantiacum) is a robust, perennial plant up to 4-6 feet high with stiff leaves, smooth green above and bluish beneath. The deep orange flowers with pink filaments are borne on dense stout spikes. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. Mulch with leaves in winter. In colder areas grow in a pot or lift and keep above zero in the pot or in peat moss. Hardy to zone 7b.

Common Name: Orange Hardy Ginger - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'


Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forest edges and in grasslands of mountainous areas.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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