|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 India, Himalayas
Hedychium gardnerianum has 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.
height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1.2m x 1.2m
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 1.2m x 2m
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