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Hedychium griffithianum
Hedychium griffithianum
Hedychium griffithianum

Hedychium griffithianum
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"Griffith's Butterfly 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

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Known as Griffith's Butterfly Ginger, this is a medium-sized ginger originally from the Himalayas. It produces lush foliage and sweetly scented spikes comprising delicate-looking white flowers with salmon-pink filaments and anthers. The flower fragrance is delicate, and at its strongest in the warmth of late afternoon. It is one of the most beautiful of any Hedychium. A small species, with slender stems, it is very easy to grow and flower and, like its siblings, it requires a long, warm, growing season to give its best show!

Grow Hedychium griffithianum in a fertile soil, or multipurpose compost, and feed it frequently during the growing season to promote growth. Make sure, too, that it gets plenty of water to maintain its lush growth. Flowers appear during July and August. It’s one of the best reliable blooming gingers for cooler summer climates.

Hedychiums, which come from many parts of Asia, are relatives of the root ginger. Often grown by enthusiasts of exotic-style planting, they have luxuriant foliage and fantastic tropical-like flowers. They make excellent conservatory plants too.

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Colour:

White + salmon-pink filaments

Height:

80-120 cm / 32-48"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Hedychium griffithianum

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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