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Hardy Gingers and Bananas make a superb statement in the exotic garden, The bananas such as Musa basjoo, the Japanese hardy banana or Musella lasiocarpa, the Chinese Lotus banana, are ideal for adding height and presence to your garden. Musa basjoo can reach impressive heights with plants reaching 4 or 5 metres often flowering and producing tiny inedible bananas.
As well as adding structure to your garden Hedychium gingers provide stunning flowers and heady fragrance in late summer and early autumn. Another ginger, Cautleya spicata form clumps with masses of yellow flowers and is hardy outdoors even in the far north. most are hardy in Southern of England, but may require some winter protection in colder areas.
To find out more about wrapping up big leaf plants such as these for winter months, please follow this link: I need to wrap up my banana for the winter!
Ginger lillies - Care Advice
** Please note that we may cut the back the leaves on the bananas and gingers before despatch to minimise damage in transit**
Indian Shot Plant. Banana like perennial with bold dark green or red foliage. Iris-like, bright red, pink, yellow or orange flowers. Height 2m. Spread 50cm. Flowers from July to October. Not fully hardy. Sheltered sunny Site. Planting instructions ...
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta' is one of our favourite hardy gingers, this Cautleya only grows to around 1m high producing masses of dark green jungly leaves against burgundy red stems, it the garden it rapidly forms small elegant clumps with multi stems...
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Purple Abyssinian Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is a fast growing, very jungly plant also known as the Red Abyssinian banana. Though not hardy it can be grown outside duriing the summer months either planted out or in a large container. Often growing to over 1.50 metr...
Hedychium 'Pink Princess'
Pink Butterfly Lily
Hedychium 'Pink Princess' is a fairly vigorous ginger plant quickly producing a large number of leafy stems topped with spikes of flowers having a beautiful pink-flushed white petals with a dark pink flame at the base, which also has an attractive sc...
Orange-red Ginger Lily
Hedychium aurantiacum is a selected form of Hedychium coccineum chosen beause of it's superb bright orange flowers which are produced in abundanced late summer right up until the first frosts. The architectural narrow grey-green foliage looks stunn...
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' One of the best bananas for indoor cultivation. Grows between 1.20m to 1.75 m tall and produces excellent sweet tasting bananas. Keep in a bright position in indirect light. Water well during spring and summer feeding...
Hardy Banana Tree
Musa basjoo, the Japanese hardy banana, is a fabulous hardy banana, which when given rich soil and plenty of feed can reach 4m or more. It is root hardy so shoots from the ground each year if frosted but if the trunk is protected it gets larger each ...
Roscoea alpina - Purple
A tuberous alpine with dark green leaves and purple orchid-like flowers in mid-summer. Height 50cm. Spread 20cm. Herbaceous. Hardy in a sheltered site. Plant no less than 6" deep, in humus rich, well drained, preferably neutral - acid soil. Light pos...
Roscoea alpina - White
A tuberous alpine with dark green leaves and white orchid-like flowers in mid-summer. Height 40cm. Spread 20cm. Herbaceous. Hardy in a sheltered site. Plant no less than 6" deep, in humus rich, well drained, preferably neutral - acid soil. Light posi...