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.
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