|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Nepal
An upright ginger with long, lance-shaped glaucous green leaves and large upright racemes, up to 30cm in length, of strong, dark orange flowers with red stamens. Tara is one of the hardiest of the genus and may be left in the ground in milder areas. A protective mulch in winter is still a wise precaution.
The debate continues as to whether Tara is from the coccinium or gardnerianum species, or indeed a hybrid of both. It certainly shares qualities of both its potential parents plus hybrid vigour and hardiness.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade.
height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1m x 50cm
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 1.8m x 1.5m
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