Hedychium densiflorum is a lovely compact ginger which first introduced into the UK in the 1930’s which has since proved to be one of the hardiest gingers available. We have Hedychium densiflorum growing planted out in the ground here in West Sussex for nearly 20 years, unprotected and flowering every year. The lush green foliage is topped by masses of upright orange flower spikes, sorry not particularly fragrant but makes up for it’s abundance of flowers.
Site in sun to part shade and this ginger will reward you year after year. It can reach around 1.5 metres in height but is usually 60cm high. Can also be used as a cut flower and grown as a container.
It should be noted that we like to sell all our hedychiums in containers, they are rooted plants with at least a seasons growth and will be established enough to produce flowers given good growing conditions the following year if not before. They are slightly more expensive than buying bare rhizomes but we feel this is a better option as most hedychium dislike root disturbance and take a while to recover. You will also be receiving a larger plant.
Depending on the time of year we may cut back foliage to facilitate shipping. This will only be done to late season growth and will not harm the plant in anyway
- Position:Light Shade, Full sun.
- Soil:Well drained soils, chalk free.
- Eventual Size:Up to 1 metre.
- Common Names:Hardy Ginger Lily.