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Hedychium gardnerianum - 3Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Fertile/moist/well-drained
Soil PH: Alkaline Acid
Scented?: Strongly-scented
Seasonal Interest: Summer, Autumn
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Hardy - recommended for a sheltered south or west facing position. Protect in severe cold.
(Kahili ginger)
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Family Zingiberaceae
Originating from India, Himalayas

Thick, upright stems and large, leathery, dark green leaves up to 40cm long. Bears enormous cylindrical racemes of yellow flowers with red stamens. Powerfully scented, these inflorescence can reach 40cm in length and are produced from late summer through autumn, Followed by attractive seed heads bearing capsules of red fleshy seeds. Essential in the jungle garden it works equally well and provides late colour to a herbaceous border.
Hedychium gardnerianum is evergreen and makes a stunning plant for a conservatory.
Grow in fertile, moist soil in sun/part shade and lift before the first frosts. Indoors, grow in bright filtered light. Do not allow compost to dry. Divide and re-pot regularly to maintain health and vigour.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 2m

Spread 1.2m
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