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Hedychium ellipticum
Hedychium ellipticum
Hedychium ellipticum
Hedychium ellipticum
Hedychium ellipticum
Hedychium ellipticum

Hedychium ellipticum
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"Shaving Brush Ginger"

SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Cultivated in India

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Hand packed in paper bags

Half Hardy, may need
winter protection

£5.95

Make a bold statement with this exotic stunner, Hedychium elipticum – a knockout gorgeous member of the ginger lily family. Whether you have tropical planting schemes or a trendy urban oasis, this lush and leafy delight topped with exquisite plumes of wispy white flowers has all the jungle appeal that you’re looking for. Give Hedychium ellipticum a sheltered spot in a partially shaded border and it will reward you with a showy display of large architectural banana-like leaves!

In addition to the fabulous foliage, you also get a flamboyant display of swirly flowers at the top which last throughout the summer months. What’s more, these almost honeysuckle-like flowers are nectar rich, attracting bees and butterflies. Despite their exotic looks, these Shaving Brush Ginger plants are quite hardy and will survive a typical UK winter out in the ground. All they need to make it through the colder months is a cosy covering of dry mulch around the base to keep the worst of the weather off.

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Colour:

White / cream

Height:

150-250 cm

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Hedychium ellipticum

Light requirements:

Partial shade to prevent leaf scorch

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your hedychium rhizomes in spring and grow on in warm, frost-free conditions to plant out after risk of frost has passed
  • If kept outdoors in the ground over winter, thickly mulch over the crowns in autumn
  • If growing in a conservatory or heated greenhouse, this Hedychium will stay evergreen over winter, and will flower earlier than those grown outside
  • Grow in borders or containers in partial shade to prevent leaf scorch
  • Grow in a moist fertile, humus-rich soil, either in the ground or in pots
  • In garden soil, rhizomes should be nested in a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage in winter
  • Plant the rhizomes 5-10cm deep
  • Space the rhizomes about 40-60cm apart
  • Plant horizontally with the shoots facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide
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