Hedychium aurantiacum
Hedychium aurantiacum

Hedychium aurantiacum
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"Orange Ginger Lily"


Cultivated in India

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Hand packed in paper bags

Half Hardy, may need
winter protection


Turn up the tropical charm in your garden with this balmy beauty of a plant, Hedychium aurantiacum, also known as the orange Ginger Lily. Whether your borders are full of exotic varieties like these or you want to spice-up your mixed borders, this versatile plant flaunts impressive looks and stately upright structure that will sit well with anything. During the summer months, strong, tall flower spikes show off alluring and lustrous apricot-toned blooms with a glitzy golden hue. It’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with it!

This wonderful perennial can last for years in the garden. It’s pretty hardy and usually very happy in a sheltered, partially shady spot in the garden. It’ll survive a typical UK winter in milder areas without any trouble, but even if you live in a very cold area you’ll find it’ll be snug enough through the colder months with a little blanket of dry mulch. Give Hedychium aurantiacum a try and discover how easy and rewarding this garden gem is!


Salmon orange


150-250 cm

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Hedychium aurantiacum

Light requirements:

Partial shade to prevent leaf scorch

Soil moisture:

Moist but well-drained



  • 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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