Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium gardnerianum

Hedychium gardnerianum

"Kahili ginger"

Hedychium gardnerianum

1 bulb — £5.95

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Description

Bring a taste of the tropics into your garden with Kahili Ginger or Hedychium gardnerianum, There’s nothing shy or unobtrusive about this plant. The foliage is big and dramatic, and the plant produces tall stems that show off the leaves to perfection. But it is when it comes into bloom that this handsome plant really comes into its own. Flower spikes carrying up to fifty golden blooms contrast with prominent orange-red anthers, and to top it all, the blooms exude a delicious fragrance!

This member of the ginger family is frost tender, but the roots will tolerate occasional light frosts even though the leaves will die back. If you keep Hedychium gardnerianum as a container plant and move it into a protected spot in chilly weather, your Hedychium gardnerianum will remain evergreen. If you plan to leave it outdoors during cold winters, ensure that the soil is well-drained and cover the rhizomes with a thick layer of mulch. As long as the soil doesn’t freeze, the tubers will resprout when the weather warms up.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hedychium gardnerianum

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, cream

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    2-2.5m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Exotic gardens
    Coastal gardens
    cottage garden

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Sandy
    Loam
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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