Ginger Lilly

This question was asked by
Michael Goode

How do I plant my ginger Lilly in a container Please.?

If planting in pots: Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes grow naturally above ground. 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.

Hedychium Gardnerianum The ‘Ginger Lily’ (SKU17815)

The Hart Family

Hedychium Gardnerianum The \'Ginger Lily\'

This question was asked by
sam wheeler

Bulbs have arrived they look brilliant -thank you
But I was expecting planting advice for the Ginger Lily !!
do I
1. plant it straight up and down
2. plant it on its side
3. plant it on its side and cover with compost
Thanks
Sam

Hi Sam

I’m pleased to hear you are happy with your Ginger Lily.

Just to let you know, we have planting instructions on every product page of our website:
Hedychium Gardnerianum The ‘Ginger Lily’ (SKU17815)

If planting in pots: Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes grow naturally above ground. 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.
If planting in the garden: Find a good location with plenty of sun. Planting half the Rhizome proud of the ground level. Water regularly.

The Hart Family

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This question was asked by
P. Rose

Hi,
How many growing points will each ginger Lilly rhizome provide please? Many thanks,
Peter

Good afternoon,
Our rhizomes are top size and should produce 5 to 10 growing points. Maybe even more. They are huge!
Kind regards
Victoria

The Hart Family

Hedychium Gardnerianum The 'Ginger Lily'

This question was asked by
S. Jones

I have two large pots, how many bulbs will I need for a stunning show? do they multiply in time, do they need seperating after time?

Hi
We would suggest 1 per pot. Please remember these do need heat to get them active. They will get bigger over time and when they reach a mature size, you can separate them.

The Hart Family

Hedychium Gardnerianum

This question was asked by
C. Slater

The tuber supplied is so large I wondered if it was possible to divide it in half so that I can use two pots or chance growing one piece outside in my south facing garden.

Hi there,
I would leave your Hedychium Gardnerianum as it for now. When it is more established (after a year or two), then you can divide it up.

The Hart Family

Thank you!

This question was asked by
Linda L

Good morning
I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing ginger lilles I couldn’t believe the size of them when I opened the box!!!
I hope that I can do them justice in the garden.
Kind regards
Linda

You’re very welcome! Enjoy your Ginger Lilies! And please send us photos. we love to see them in situ.

Loraine Hart

How to plant Hedychium Gardnerianum The Ginger Lily

This question was asked by
paul colman

Are there any special instructions for planting ginger lilies. Thanks.

Yes I do have some instructions for growing the Ginger Lily:

Planting and growing instructions: Hedychium Gardnerianum
If planting in pots: Hedychium gardnerianum rhizomes grow naturally above ground. Plant your rhizomes/tubers so that the rhizome 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.
If planting in the garden: Find a good location with plenty of sun. Planting half the Rhizome proud of the ground level. Water regularly.
Hedychium Gardnerianum The ‘Ginger Lily’ (SKU17815)
Loraine Hart