Hedychium gardnerianum

Kahili Ginger

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Hedychium gardnerianum, the Kahili Ginger is one of the most reliable and best known gingers in cultivation for good reason, it has wonderful large deeply fragrant flowers which are held on stout stems clothed in chunky, dark green foliage. The flowers are a creamy white in colour complemented with masses of orange stamens. In milder gardens, it can remain planted out but should be well mulched for the winter. Alternatively, bring it inside to a conservatory or greenhouse and enjoy the flowers for longer. A stunning exotic plant that is easy to grow either in the ground or as a container plant.

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:Sun-part shade.
  • Soil:Most soils.
  • Eventual Size:1 metre.
  • Habit:Upright, bushy.
  • Foliage:Jungly.
  • Common Names:Kahili Ginger.

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