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

Hedychium gardnerianum
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"Kahili Ginger"


Cultivated in India

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Hand packed in paper bags

Half Hardy, may need
winter protection


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.


Golden yellow


150-250 cm

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Hedychium gardnerianum

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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