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

Hedychium ellipticum

"Shaving brush ginger"

Hedychium ellipticum

1 bulb — £5.95

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
You can expect your order in February/March 2025

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
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Description

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.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hedychium ellipticum

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

  • 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

Useful information

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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