Hedychium coccineum (H. auranticacum syn.) produces deep orange fragrant tropical flowers with pink filaments atop tropical foliage.
Hedychium coccineum (H. auranticacum syn.) 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.
Common Name: Orange 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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