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.
- Position:Light Shade, Full sun.
- Soil:Well drained soils, chalk free.
- Eventual Size:Up to 1 metre.
- Common Names:Hardy Ginger Lily.