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Hedychium Gardnerianum, The 'Ginger Lily', is a plant native to the Himalayas India Nepal and Bhutan. It grows to 1m tall with long, bright green leaves clasping the tall stems. The very fragrant pale yellow and red flowers are held in dense spikes above the foliage. This Ornamental Ginger Lily will flower in the summer months.

Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes can be started off indoors in pots (a greenhouse or conservatory is ideal), they can then be planted out when risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, you can plant them straight outside directly into the ground from around late May. 

Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in pots

  • Plant your rhizomes/tubers so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
  • Use a large pot, layering pot with shards or clay pellets on the bottom for drainage and weight.
  • Add fresh potting compost and place the roots of the rhizome in the soil – if there are no roots visible the rhizome will soon begin to form them.
  • Water immediately after planting and ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered while they are getting started. 
  • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.

Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in the garden

  • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
  • Planting half the Rhizome proud of the ground level so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
  • Ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered. 
  • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.
 
 
 
 

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Hedychium Gardnerianum, The 'Ginger Lily', is a plant native to the Himalayas India Nepal and Bhutan. It grows to 1m tall with long, bright green leaves clasping the tall stems. The very fragrant pale yellow and red flowers are held in dense spikes above the foliage. This Ornamental Ginger Lily will flower in the summer months.

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Planting & Growing Instructions

Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes can be started off indoors in pots (a greenhouse or conservatory is ideal), they can then be planted out when risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, you can plant them straight outside directly into the ground from around late May. 

Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in pots

  • Plant your rhizomes/tubers so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
  • Use a large pot, layering pot with shards or clay pellets on the bottom for drainage and weight.
  • Add fresh potting compost and place the roots of the rhizome in the soil – if there are no roots visible the rhizome will soon begin to form them.
  • Water immediately after planting and ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered while they are getting started. 
  • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.

Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in the garden

  • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
  • Planting half the Rhizome proud of the ground level so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
  • Ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered. 
  • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.
 
 
 
 

Care Instructions

Caring for your Hedychium Gardnerianum

  • Once your 'Kahili Ginger' has finished flowering, cut the flower heads off.
  • As soon as the frost touches the leaves they will lose their colour, and this is the time to cut them back. Use secateurs to cut the stems off leaving around 5cm of stem above ground level.
  • Hedychium Gardnerianum are half hardy and can be ok kept outside during the winter months in the UK, however a generous topping of dry mulch to keep them insulated will protect them from long periods of frost. 
  • If preferred, bring your potted 'Ginger Lily' into a greenhouse during the winter months.
  • Must be kept frost free. 
  • Once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.
  • Water regularly during active growth periods. 
£7.00

Hedychium Gardnerianum The 'Ginger Lily'

Ginger Lily, Ornamental Ginger, Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily,
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Specification
Latin name: Hedychium Gardnerianum
Also known as: Ginger Lily, Ornamental Ginger, Kahili ginger, Kahila garland-lily,
Colours: Yellow
Aspect: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Height: 100cm / 39"
Planting period: Spring
Soil Type: Well-drained Soil
Bulb Size: Each Rhizome is up to 14" long
Hardiness: No - protect over winter
Shipping est: Order now for dispatch in 5-10 working days
Delivery period: Spring (Feb to May 2024)
Suitable for containers: Yes - great for pots
Scented: Yes
Border Position: Middle/Back
SKU SKU17815
  • Description

    Hedychium Gardnerianum, The 'Ginger Lily', is a plant native to the Himalayas India Nepal and Bhutan. It grows to 1m tall with long, bright green leaves clasping the tall stems. The very fragrant pale yellow and red flowers are held in dense spikes above the foliage. This Ornamental Ginger Lily will flower in the summer months.

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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes can be started off indoors in pots (a greenhouse or conservatory is ideal), they can then be planted out when risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, you can plant them straight outside directly into the ground from around late May. 

    Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in pots

    • Plant your rhizomes/tubers so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
    • Use a large pot, layering pot with shards or clay pellets on the bottom for drainage and weight.
    • Add fresh potting compost and place the roots of the rhizome in the soil – if there are no roots visible the rhizome will soon begin to form them.
    • Water immediately after planting and ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered while they are getting started. 
    • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.

    Planting Hedychium Gardnerianum in the garden

    • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
    • Planting half the Rhizome proud of the ground level so that the rhizome is horizontal (on its side) with any visible shoots pointing upwards and is only half covered with soil.
    • Ensure you keep your rhizomes well watered. 
    • When transplanting Hedychiums which have been potted up and grown on earlier in the season, dig a hole in the soil in a sunny, sheltered position and plant the entire rootball.
     
     
     
     
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